Eddie Stobart Logistics is a market leader in end-to-end, multi-modal transport and logistics. Operations are primarily focused in the UK, with some activities in mainland Europe. Key customer segments include retail, consumer, industrials and increasingly, e-commerce.
On 18 October Eddie Stobart announced it has granted due diligence access to Wincanton to assess the potential merits of a combination. On 9 September, Eddie Stobart’s board of directors confirmed that it had received a preliminary expression of interest from DBAY Advisors in relation to a possible offer for the entire issued, and to be issued, share capital of the company. TVFB has confirmed that it has no intention of making an offer for the company, although it submitted a proposal to participate in a refinancing of Eddie Stobart through an equity participation.
For the purposes of the Takeover Code, Edison Investment Research is deemed to be connected with Eddie Stobart Logistics. Under Rule 20.1 Edison must not include any profit forecast, quantified financial benefits statement, asset valuation or estimate of other figures key to the offer, except to the extent that such forecasts, statements, valuations or estimates have been published prior to the offer period (as defined in the Takeover Code) by an offeror or the offeree company (as appropriate) in accordance with the requirements of the Code. Consequently, we have removed our estimates until the offer period ends.