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Logistics giant GXO completes Wincanton acquisition

29 April 2024/Categories: Business on the Move, Industry News, Freight Forwarding, Logistics & Supply Chain


Logistics giant, GXO, has announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Wincanton plc. All conditions of the acquisition have been met, and GXO is now the sole shareholder of Wincanton.

On May 13, 2024, Wincanton shareholders will receive consideration of 605 pence for each Wincanton share held by those shareholders at the scheme record time of 6:00 p.m. BST on 26 April 2024, excluding shares held by or on behalf of GXO or held in treasury.

As is customary, GXO and Wincanton will continue to operate independently until the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has completed its review.

GXO Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Wilson said: "We are very pleased to complete this valuable acquisition for our company, which advances our position as the global pure-play logistics leader, and we look forward to welcoming Wincanton's high-quality team to GXO.

“By combining Wincanton's footprint and proven expertise in the UK and Ireland with our global reach and transformative technology, we can provide a wider range of services to new and existing customers across geographies – and accelerate our long-term growth trajectory."

The acquisition is expected to create significant value for all stakeholders by allowing new and existing customers to benefit from a broader range of services and capabilities across an expanded global platform. It will expand GXO's offering and customer base in several key strategic growth sectors in the UK, including Aerospace, Utilities, Industrial, and Healthcare.

Additionally, the firm said the complementary infrastructure and offerings will enable GXO to manage the combined company more efficiently, resulting in greater productivity and lower costs for the benefit of customers.

Due to complementary service offerings, customer portfolios, and footprints, the Company expects to realise additional growth opportunities.

GXO said they also expect that the combination will lead to full annual net run-rate cost synergies of £45m (pre-tax) by the third year of integration.

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