Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) has been saved from the threat of administration after shareholders voted to accept a takeover bid by private equity firm DBAY Advisors. DBAY will take control of ESL’s assets in a £75m bailout backed by William Stobart, fourth child of its founder Eddie, in a deal that gives it an eleventh-hour reprieve following reports that accountancy firm Deloitte had been lined up to prepare it for insolvency. The deal, which sees DBAY take a 51% stake […]
Strike action set for next week at Eddie Stobart Logistics has been avoided, after the operator and union Unite held talks today (24 May).
Eddie Stobart national distribution centre gets go-ahead but local opposition calls for government veto
Eddie Stobart Logistics’ plans to build a £75m national distribution centre on green belt land at Appleton Thorn has won the backing of Warrington Borough Council but local councils opposed to the scheme are calling on the Secretary of State to veto the decision.
Eddie Stobart saw turnover and earnings grow in the first six months of its financial year, but the cost of refinancing, its stock market listing and the end of an Irish retail contract resulted in a pre-tax loss.