Political factors may sideline DSV in quest for DB Schenker – favoring DHL

DSV is an obvious buyer of Germany-based DB Schenker, but Deutsche Post may be the safe choice for German politicians, estimates analyst firm Bernstein. Kuehne + Nagel is a dark horse among the group of obvious candidates.

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The German government has signaled that Deutsche Bahn’s logistics firm DB Schenker may face privatization before long in order to lift the burden of debt in the deficit-stricken mother group.

But who is the most obvious buyer of the world’s fourth largest freight forwarder?

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