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GXO reçoit l’accord de l’autorité de la concurrence britannique pour l'acquisition de Clipper Logistics plc

Greenwich, USA  |  octobre 04, 2022

L'autorité de la concurrence et des marchés britannique a finalisé son examen réglementaire

La combinaison des sociétés accélérera les opportunités de croissance de GXO et augmentera la valeur pour l’ensemble des parties prenantes.

GXO logistique, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), le plus grand prestataire pure-player de logistique contractuelle au monde, a annoncé aujourd'hui avoir reçu l’accord sans condition de l'autorité de la concurrence et des marchés britannique (CMA) pour l’acquisition de Clipper Logistics plc (Clipper). GXO a finalisé son offre le 24 mai 2022, mais les deux entreprises ont continué à être gérées de manière indépendante en attendant la fin de l'examen réglementaire.

Malcolm Wilson, Chief Executive Officer de GXO a déclaré « GXO et Clipper sont tous deux des leaders du secteur et ensemble, nous sommes encore plus forts. En étant une seule et même entreprise, nous prévoyons d'accélérer notre croissance en étendant notre présence géographique sur des marchés et des secteurs clés, en renforçant notre liste de clients de premier ordre et en améliorant les capacités d'entreposage innovantes que nous offrons ».

Avant l'acquisition, GXO exploitait plus de 900 sites dans le monde, totalisant environ 18,5 millions de m² d’entreposage et 120 000 collaborateurs. Avec Clipper, GXO acquiert plus de 50 sites, environ 1 million de m², 10 000 collaborateurs et étend sa présence géographique en Allemagne et en Pologne, dans le secteur des sciences de la vie, ainsi qu'une expertise dans les services haut de gamme, notamment la reverse logistics et les réparations, qui sont des domaines de croissance clés pour GXO.

Malcolm Wilson a ajouté : « Nous partageons un ensemble d’engagements forts, en faveur de l'Environnement, Social et Gouvernance (ESG), d'une expérience client exceptionnelle et de l'utilisation de la technologie pour améliorer l'efficacité, la productivité et la sécurité de nos collaborateurs. L’adéquation de nos cultures d’entreprises favorisera notre succès futur et permettra une intégration réussie ».

GXO prévoit de tirer parti d'importantes opportunités de productivité et de synergies de coûts dans les deux ans suivant la clôture de la transaction. Le processus d'intégration va débuter rapidement et se poursuivre jusqu’à la fin de l'année tout en assurant le succès de la période de pic d’activité lié aux fêtes de fin d’année pour les clients.

A propos de GXO Logistics

GXO logistics, Inc. (NYSE : GXO) est le plus grand prestataire pure-player de logistique contractuelle au monde et bénéficie de la croissance rapide du e-commerce, de l'automatisation et de l'externalisation. GXO s'engage à fournir un environnement de travail diversifié de niveau international à ses 130 000 collaborateurs répartis sur plus de 950 sites totalisant une surface d’environ 18,5 millions de mètres carrés d’entreposage. L'entreprise collabore avec des clients d’envergure internationale pour relever des défis logistiques complexes grâce à des solutions technologiquement avancées et des solutions pour le e-commerce à grande échelle et d’implémentation rapide. Le siège social de GXO est situé à Greenwich, dans le Connecticut, aux États-Unis. Rendez-vous sur  GXO.com pour plus d’informations, et suivez GXO sur LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram et YouTube.

GXO Contacts

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Matthew Schmidt

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Kat Kalinina (UK)

+44 7974 594 467

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Investisseurs

Mark Manduca

+1 203 585 8986

Rothschild & Co (Lead Financial Adviser to GXO)

Neil Thwaites

+44 (0)20 7280 5000

Alexander Mitteregger

+44 (0)20 7280 5000

Barclays (Joint Financial Adviser to GXO)

Philipp Gillmann

+44 (0)20 7623 2323

Akshay Majithia

+44 (0)20 7623 2323

Jon Bone (Corporate Broking)

+44 (0)20 7623 2323

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is retained as legal adviser to GXO.

Forward Looking Statements

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes statements which are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act and Section 21E of the US Exchange Act. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements, including statements with respect to GXO’s growth opportunities following the acquisition as well as the productivity opportunities and cost synergies GXO expects from the acquisition. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” “expect,” “objective,” “projection,” “forecast,” “goal,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “effort,” “target,” “trajectory” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terms. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by GXO in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors GXO believes are appropriate in the circumstances.

These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Factors that might cause or contribute to a material difference include, but are not limited to, the risks discussed in GXO’s filings with the SEC and the following: the severity, magnitude, duration and aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic and government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; economic conditions generally; supply chain challenges, including labour shortages; competition and pricing pressures; GXO’s ability to align its investments in capital assets, including equipment and warehouses, to their respective customers’ demands; GXO’s ability to successfully integrate and realize anticipated synergies, cost savings and profit improvement opportunities with respect to acquired companies; acquisitions may be unsuccessful or result in other risks or developments that adversely affect GXO’s financial condition and results; GXO’s ability to develop and implement suitable information technology systems and prevent failures in or breaches of such systems; GXO’s ability to raise debt and equity capital; litigation; labour matters, including GXO’s ability to manage its subcontractors, and risks associated with labour disputes at GXO’s customers and efforts by labour organizations to organize its employees; risks associated with defined benefit plans for GXO’s current and former employees; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; fluctuations in fixed and floating interest rates; issues related to GXO’s intellectual property rights; governmental regulation, including trade compliance laws, as well as changes in international trade policies and tax regimes; natural disasters, terrorist attacks or similar incidents; a material disruption of GXO’s operations; the inability to achieve the level of revenue growth, cash generation, cost savings, improvement in profitability and margins, fiscal discipline, or strengthening of competitiveness and operations anticipated or targeted; the impact of potential cyber-attacks and information technology or data security breaches; the inability to implement technology initiatives successfully; the expected benefits of the acquisition, and uncertainties regarding the acquisition, including the risk that the acquisition will not produce the desired benefits; a determination by a tax authority that the distribution or certain related transactions effected in connection with GXO’s spin-off from XPO Logistics, Inc. (the ‘separation’) should be treated as taxable transactions; and, the risk that dis-synergy costs, costs of restructuring transactions and other costs incurred in connection with the separation will exceed estimates. All forward-looking statements set forth in this release are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by GXO will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to or effects on us or its business or operations. Forward-looking statements set forth in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and GXO does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or the occurrence of unanticipated events, except to the extent required by law.

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