Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) may be forced to seek a new injection of capital to ease investor concerns over mounting debts, an equity analyst has told motortransport.co.uk The company shocked investors last week when it suspended trading in its shares and announced CEO Alex Laffey was to step down. It has since also been revealed that ESL made it difficult for auditor KPMG to obtain “sufficient audit evidence” as it tried to compile the company’s annual accounts. This prompted the accountancy […]
Eddie Stobart’s automotive logistics business – formerly Autologic – has been sold to BCA Marketplace, an automotive support services company best known for consumer brand Webuyanycar.com. BCA Marketplace was bought earlier this year by an investment vehicle formed by Avril Palmer-Baunack- the former chairwoman of Stobart and chief executive of Autologic.
2015 saw some shocks in the market; FedEx bidding for TNT Express; XPO Logistics buying Norbert Dentressangle and BCA Marketplace buying Eddie Stobart’s automotive business. But they weren’t the only acquisitions in a year packed with M&A activity. We take a look at some of the deals that changed the industry.
This year’s most read was dominated by the sad demise of national haulier Canute, which never recovered from the end of its long-term contract with retailer Wilko last year.