The investor that successfully campaigned against DX Group’s former executive team last year has called for Wincanton to sell one of its two divisions after buying a 2% stake in the 3PL. Gatemore Capital Management made headlines last year as a DX Group shareholder, when it demanded the removal of then- board chairman Bob Holt and non-executive director Paul Murray after the operator’s share price plummetd. It later bought more shares in the business, making it the group’s majority shareholder. […]
Norbert Dentressangle’s five-year, £100m contract with Comet is in the hands of administrator Deloitte following the biggest high street collapse since Woolworths in 2008. Wincanton, Comet’s previous logistics partner, walked away from a warehousing and distribution deal with Comet on 30 April after it was unable to agree terms with OpCapita, the equity company that bought the chain at the start of 2012 from Kesa Electricals. A spokeswoman for ND said: “We continue to operate our contracts with Comet Group, […]
Following the themes of recent weeks the big winner in the Motor Transport tracker is Hargreaves Group – even if the performance of its transport group is slightly off target.
Next month we should expect to see full financial year results from Fowler-Welch parent company Dart Group. The only hint of the performance at Dart’s logistics arm came on 19 April when it said: “The business remains well placed for profitable growth.” Even the date in July of its full-year results remain as enigmatic as that statement… but there are some clues.