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European Logistics: Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

  • January 2015
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  • Transport Intelligence
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  • 109 pages

What can past M&A activity tell us about the future of the European logistics market?

Over the past ten years , billions of dollars have been spent creating giant logistics groups through acquisition. European Logistics: Mergers & Acquisitions 2014 is the essential guide for professionals buying and selling logistics companies as well as their advisers.

It provides all the necessary background and history of acquisition programmes in the region, analysing which have been successful and which have failed (and why). The report is critical for every express, freight forwarder and contract logistics CEO to focus on key sectors of opportunity and which mistakes to avoid.

How will it help your business?

The report informs your strategic decisions through:

Example deal multiples
The most profitable logistics services to acquire
The most popular industry sectors (e.g. pharmaceutical) to target
Previous successful (and unsuccessful) M&A strategies
Details of 10 of the most important recent deals
The acquisition strategies of the largest mail, express and logistics companies

Who should buy European Logistics: Mergers and Acquisitions 2014?

Logistics CEOs, CFOs and other senior management will benefit from placing their own planned strategies in an industry context.
Equity analysts will be able to better interpret industry and company strategies.
Bankers and consultancies will be better placed to advise their customers on industry trends and deal multiples.
Manufacturers and retailers will be able to understand and evaluate the strategies and strengths of their logistics suppliers.

European Logistics: Mergers and Acquisitions 2014 also provides insightful market intelligence, for logistics companies which want to understand the strategies of their competitors and how effective they have been.

Companies profiled include:

Agility, Austrian Post, CEVA, Dachser, DB Schenker Logistics, Deutsche Post DHL, DSV, FedEx, FIEGE Logistik, GLS, Itella, Kuehne + Nagel, La Poste/ GeoPost, Logwin, Norbert Dentressangle, Norway Post, PostNord, Rhenus, SNCF Geodis, TNT, UPS, Wincanton

Table Of Contents

European Logistics: Mergers and Acquisitions 2014
1.0 Introduction 5
1.1 Introduction 6
1.2 Consolidation in the European logistics industry 8
2.0 Economic review and 2015 outlook 9
2.1 Prospects for acquisition activity in the transport and logistics sector 10
2.2 Global MandA database analysis 11
2.2.1 Deal volume: Region 12
2.2.2 Deal volume: Emerging versus developed markets 13
2.2.2.1 Correlation of deal volumes to GDP growth 14
2.2.3 Deal volume: Logistics industry sectors in Europe 15
2.2.3.1 Deal volume: Key logistics industry sectors 16
2.2.4 Deal volume: European region 17
2.2.4.1 Deal volume: European country 18
2.2.5 Deal volume: Industry sector speciality in Europe 19
2.2.6 Most acquisitive logistic companies - Global 20
2.2.7 Most acquisitive logistics companies - Europe 22
3.0 The main logistics markets 24
3.1 Contract logistics 25
3.2 Road freight 27
3.3 Freight forwarding 28
3.4 Bulk freight 29
3.5 Temperature controlled 30
3.6 Intermodal road and rail freight 32
3.7 Post 33
3.7.1 Case study: Deutsche Post DHL 34
3.8 Express and parcels 35
4.0 The key drivers of change 36
4.1 Globalisation 37
4.2 Liberalisation 38
4.3 Out-sourcing 39
4.4 Evolution of value-added services 43
5.0 Acquisition strategies 44
5.1 Geographical extension 45
5.2 Service offering extension 46
5.3 Consolidation 47
5.4 Diversification 49
5.4.1 Comparison of service range and geographic range 51
5.5 Private equity 52
5.5.1 Buy and build 52
5.5.2 Rescue and repair 53
5.6 Joint ventures and alliances 54
6.0 The 10 largest deals 55
6.1 Largest deals 56
6.2 Acquisition multiples 57
6.3 Russian Railways acquisition of GEFCO 58
6.4 Norbert Dentressangle acquisition of Jacobson Companies 59
6.5 DFDS acquisition of Norfolkline 60
6.6 SNCF Geodis acquisition of IBM Global Logistics 61
6.7 SNCF Geodis acquisition of Ermewa 62
6.8 Norbert Dentressangle acquisition of TDG 63
6.9 Imperial Logistics acquisition of Lehnkering 64
6.10 Connect Group acquisition of Tuffnells 65
6.11 Mainfreight acquisition of Wim Bosman 66
6.12 Kuehne + Nagel acquisition of RH Group 67
7.0 Logistics provider MandA profiles 68
7.1 Active and inactive providers 69
7.1.1 Active and inactive providers summaries 70
7.2 Active
7.2.1 Austrian Post 71
7.2.1.1 Major Deals 72
7.0 Logistics provider MandA profiles (cont'd.)
7.2.2 Dachser 73
7.2.2.1 Major Deals 74
7.2.3 DB Schenker Logistics 75
7.2.4 Deutsche Post DHL 77
7.2.4.1 Major Deals 79
7.2.5 DSV 81
7.2.6 FedEx 83
7.2.7 Itella 85
7.2.7.1 Major Deals 86
7.2.8 Kuehne + Nagel 87
7.2.8.1 Major Deals 88
7.2.9 La Poste/ GeoPost 89
7.2.9.1 Major Deals 90
7.2.10 Norbert Dentressangle 91
7.2.10.1 Major Deals 92
7.2.11 Norway Post 93
7.2.12 PostNord 94
7.2.12.1 Major Deals 95
7.2.13 Rhenus 96
7.2.13.1 Major Deals 97
7.2.14 SNCF Geodis 98
7.2.14.1 Major Deals 99
7.2.15 UPS 100
7.3 Inactive
7.3.1 Agility 102
7.3.2 CEVA 102
7.3.4 DP DHL 103
7.3.5 FIEGE Logistik 103
7.3.6 GLS 104
7.3.7 Logwin 104
7.3.8 TNT 105
7.3.9 Wincanton 105
8.0 Conclusion 106
8.1 Conclusion 107
Contact Transport Intelligence 109

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