DB Schenker is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity – but the timing is off for DSV

DSV Panalpina is reportedly negotiating a takeover with state-owned German freight forwarding DB Schenker. A merger of the two companies would create a major player in the market, but a number of analysts see significant risks.

Jens Bjørn Andersen, CEO at DSV. | Photo: Stine Bidstrup/ERH

For several years, speculations have been circulating that German state-owned Deutsche Bahn might be interested in somehow divesting freight forwarding company DB Schenker, which is among the largest in the world.

The divestment would be used to reduce debt in Deutsche Bahn. Until now, however, a potential sell off has been pure speculation.

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