Eddie Stobart Logistics – set to float on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) next week 25 April – has conditionally agreed to acquire multi-channel retail logistics management group iForce for £45m. According to its admission document, the “acquisition will add a more focused e-commerce offering to Eddie Stobart’s existing business model”. In the financial year ending 3 July 2016, iForce Group generated a turnover of £56.3m and a pre-tax profit of £1.7m. This was up on a turnover of £50m […]
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 […]
Eddie Stobart has become the 100th partner of the Northern Powerhouse, which will see it work to boost skills, innovation and business in the North of England.