XPO Logistics and the US Freight Brokerage Industry

On September 9, 2015, XPO Logistics announced that the company would be completing its second major acquisition of the year, purchasing Con-Way for around US$3bn. Following hot on the heels of the company’s takeover of Norbert Dentressangle in June, this latest purchase means that XPO will become the second largest provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) services…

European Post Offices No Longer Just Post Offices – Acquisitions Aplenty in Scandinavia

M&A activity in the logistics sector is gradually picking up in tandem with the global economic recovery. For instance, across the pond, FedEx has just acquired GENCO. In addition, certain microeconomic trends specific to logistics markets are also stimulating acquisition activity. One particularly interesting trend in Europe is post offices adopting increasingly aggressive acquisition strategies.…