Glasgow-based Monarch Transport is under new ownership after the completion of a management buyout (MBO) at the firm. John Weir and Derek Anderson completed the acquisition of the business this month, having begun the process with an initial payment last December. The deal, supported by an independent bank, sees founder David McFarlane, a Palletforce founder haulier-member, exit, although he will continue to advise the business as a consultant. Monarch Transport, based at Moorpark, also has a depot in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. […]
Norbert Dentressangle is to be acquired by US 3PL XPO Logistics for €3.24bn (£2.3bn) – in a deal that values ND at €2.17bn and incorporates €1.08bn of net debt – creating what both parties claim to be one of the top 10 logistics firms in the world.
Connect Group has completed its takeover of Tuffnells Parcels Express, with the deal first revealed last month.
Menzies Distribution is looking increasingly towards the parcels market as it looks to diversify the business to offset falling revenues from its core newspaper distribution business.