European Logistics: Mergers and Acquisitions 2014

  • ID: 3073220
  • Report
  • Region: Europe
  • 107 Pages
  • Transport Intelligence
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  • Agility
  • Dachser
  • DSV
  • GLS
  • La Poste/ GeoPost
  • Norway Post
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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.
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  • Dachser
  • DSV
  • GLS
  • La Poste/ GeoPost
  • Norway Post
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1.0 Introduction
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Consolidation in the European logistics industry

2.0 Economic review and 2015 outlook
2.1 Prospects for acquisition activity in the transport and logistics sector
2.2 Global M&A database analysis
2.2.1 Deal volume: Region
2.2.2 Deal volume: Emerging versus developed markets Correlation of deal volumes to GDP growth
2.2.3 Deal volume: Logistics industry sectors in Europe Deal volume: Key logistics industry sectors
2.2.4 Deal volume: European region Deal volume: European country
2.2.5 Deal volume: Industry sector speciality in Europe
2.2.6 Most acquisitive logistic companies – Global
2.2.7 Most acquisitive logistics companies – Europe

3.0 The main logistics markets
3.1 Contract logistics
3.2 Road freight
3.3 Freight forwarding
3.4 Bulk freight
3.5 Temperature controlled
3.6 Intermodal road and rail freight
3.7 Post
3.7.1 Case study: Deutsche Post DHL
3.8 Express and parcels

4.0 The key drivers of change
4.1 Globalisation
4.2 Liberalisation
4.3 Out-sourcing
4.4 Evolution of value-added services

5.0 Acquisition strategies
5.1 Geographical extension
5.2 Service offering extension
5.3 Consolidation
5.4 Diversification
5.4.1 Comparison of service range and geographic range
5.5 Private equity
5.5.1 Buy and build
5.5.2 Rescue and repair
5.6 Joint ventures and alliances

6.0 The 10 largest deals
6.1 Largest deals
6.2 Acquisition multiples
6.3 Russian Railways acquisition of GEFCO
6.4 Norbert Dentressangle acquisition of Jacobson Companies
6.5 DFDS acquisition of Norfolkline
6.6 SNCF Geodis acquisition of IBM Global Logistics
6.7 SNCF Geodis acquisition of Ermewa
6.8 Norbert Dentressangle acquisition of TDG
6.9 Imperial Logistics acquisition of Lehnkering
6.10 Connect Group acquisition of Tuffnells
6.11 Mainfreight acquisition of Wim Bosman
6.12 Kuehne + Nagel acquisition of RH Group

7.0 Logistics provider M&A profiles
7.1 Active and inactive providers
7.1.1 Active and inactive providers summaries
7.2 Active
7.2.1 Austrian Post Major Deals
7.2.2 Dachser Major Deals
7.2.3 DB Schenker Logistics
7.2.4 Deutsche Post DHL Major Deals
7.2.5 DSV
7.2.6 FedEx
7.2.7 Itella Major Deals
7.2.8 Kuehne + Nagel Major Deals
7.2.9 La Poste/ GeoPost Major Deals
7.2.10 Norbert Dentressangle Major Deals
7.2.11 Norway Post
7.2.12 PostNord Major Deals
7.2.13 Rhenus Major Deals
7.2.14 SNCF Geodis Major Deals
7.2.15 UPS
7.3 Inactive
7.3.1 Agility
7.3.2 CEVA
7.3.4 DP DHL
7.3.5 FIEGE Logistik
7.3.6 GLS
7.3.7 Logwin
7.3.8 TNT
7.3.9 Wincanton

8.0 Conclusion
8.1 Conclusion
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- Agility
- Austrian Post
- Dachser
- DB Schenker Logistics
- Deutsche Post DHL
- FedEx
- FIEGE Logistik
- Itella
- Kuehne + Nagel
- La Poste/ GeoPost
- Logwin
- Norbert Dentressangle
- Norway Post
- PostNord
- Rhenus
- SNCF Geodis
- Wincanton
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