"Cheap money" paves the way for acquisition wave in logistics

DHL's acquisition of Hillebrand Logistic illustrates that access to cheap capital is a driving force behind the potential acquisition wave in logistics, according to analyst firm Transport Intelligence.

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Access to cheap financing is a defining driving force behind the acquisitions and sales rumors that have characterized the transport and logistics sector in recent days, writes Transport Intelligence in an update on Deutsche Post DHL's acquisition of German freight forwarder J.F. Hillebrand Group announced earlier this week.

This week also saw the completion of DSV's acquisition of Agility's Global Integrated Logistics, as well as a confirmed interest in German DB Schenker.

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