Connect Group has completed its takeover of Tuffnells Parcels Express, with the deal first revealed last month. Tuffnells, known for its Big Green Parcel Machine brand, has been acquired for an initial consideration of £113.4m, according to a statement released to the City earlier. Subject to performance targets being met and continuing employment for up to three years, a further payment of as much as £15.3m will be made to “Tuffnell management and option sellers”, Connect added. Mark Cashmore, group […]
Stobart is still restructuring the former Innovate business it acquired out of administration in 2008 – a process that has been “more challenging, costly and further reaching than first planned”. The admission came as Stobart Group revealed profit rose 10% at its transport and distribution division (Eddie Stobart) to £14.2m in the first six months ended 31 August. This was despite a 5.6% fall in turnover to £251.1m. “We have improved our margins in [Eddie Stobart] through more effective financial […]
Ballyvesey Holdings has bought Birmingham operator Bird’s Groupage Services for an undisclosed sum. In a statement, the County Atrim-based business, which also owns Montgomery Transport, said: “[We] are pleased to announce that we have completed the purchase of the trade and assets of Bird’s Groupage Services.