FedEx takeover of TNT enters Phase II

The European Commission has begun its Phase II review of FedEx’s offer to acquire TNT Express. As both companies have pointed out, this is a normal part of the legal process for proposed mergers and acquisitions in the EU, not an unexpected roadblock. In addition to the review in Europe, the proposed transaction is also being […]

TNT breaks even, increases CapEx in Q2

TNT Express reported second-quarter net income of €0, down slightly from the €1 million reported in the second quarter of 2014. This breakeven net result came despite a 6.2% increase in revenue to €1.76 billion. Reported operating income for the quarter was €19 million, up from €3 million in 2Q14. However, after taking into account […]

The last first quarter?

TNT Express today reported its financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2015. Given that FedEx’s acquisition of TNT will likely close “in the first half of 2016,” it is possible that this will be TNT’s last first quarter. Of course, we said much the same thing several years ago when UPS appeared […]

What next for TNT Airways?

EU law will require FedEx to divest the TNT Airways fleet if its takeover of TNT Express is allowed to proceed. But just what is that fleet, and what will happen to it when it is divested? We last visited this subject in 2012, when UPS and TNT were going through what FedEx and TNT […]

FedEx offers €4.4 billion for TNT

“It’s déjà vu all over again.” Or is it? Do the words of the famous American philosopher Yogi Berra apply to FedEx’s offer to buy TNT? Or is it significantly different from UPS’ attempt to do the same thing two years ago? (An attempt that was torpedoed by the European Commission on the grounds that […]
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