Private equity investor DBAY Advisors has offered to buy a controlling stake in Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL). Under the terms of the proposal, DBAY would acquire a 51% stake, with existing shareholders having a 49% interest. It is also proposing an injection of approximately £55m of financing into the group’s operations to “be used to provide necessary liquidity.” In a Stock Exchange announcement, which was made in response to press speculation of a deal, the group said: “The Board of Eddie […]
The integration of Stobart Automotive and Paragon Automotive at BCA Marketplace as its Automotive Services division is “progressing well” after seeing major increases in turnover and EBITDA in the first half of its financial year.
Stobart Group has been granted permission for a 374,000 ft² distribution centre as part of its approved planning application to re-develop Carlisle Airport. Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Group chief executive, says: “The freight distribution centre will allow Eddie Stobart to attract new clients while providing the rental income required to develop Carlisle Airport and commence passenger operations.” Stobart bought the airport and associated land in 2009 and has been involved in a long-running battle with local residents to develop the site […]
One of Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) largest shareholders has been granted an extension by UK regulators to make a firm takeover offer for the beleaguered haulage firm.