Monday, 19 March 2012

UPS acquires TNT Express for EUR 5.16 billion

Good things come to those who wait, or in UPS' case, to those who pay. 

Today, the United Parcel Service (UPS) and TNT Express N.V. released a joint statement confirming the all-cash offer of EUR 9.50 per ordinary share for TNT Express. This represents a premium of 53.7% compared to initial unaffected share price of EUR 6.15 from 16th February 2012 before the discussions started.

In total, TNT Express is now valued at approximately EUR 5.16 billion ($6.77 billion). 

Both carriers have promised to create a customer-focused platform whilst also integrating TNT Express' intra-European road freight network and expanding UPS' position in the Asia Pacific and Latin American market. 

Further information can be found on the UPS website

Source: UPS

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