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GXO riceve l'autorizzazione normativa del Regno Unito per l’acquisizione di Clipper Logistics plc

Greenwich, USA  |  Ottobre 04, 2022

U.K. Competition and Markets Authority completa la revisione

La combinazione accelererà le opportunità di crescita di GXO ed aumenterà il valore per tutti gli stakeholder

GXO Logistics, Inc (NYSE: GXO), il più grande provider pure-player di contract logistics del mondo, ha annunciato di aver ricevuto l'autorizzazione senza condizioni da parte della Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) del Regno Unito per l'acquisizione di Clipper Logistics plc (Clipper). Il 24 maggio 2022, GXO ha completato la sua offerta, ma le due società hanno continuato a essere gestite in modo indipendente in attesa del completamento della revisione normativa.

Malcolm Wilson, Chief Executive Officer di GXO, ha dichiarato: "GXO e Clipper sono entrambi leader del settore ed insieme siamo ancora più forti. Come un'unica azienda, ci aspettiamo di accelerare la crescita espandendo la nostra presenza geografica nei mercati e settori chiave, rafforzando il nostro elenco di clienti blue-chip ed accrescendo la dimensione delle capacità di magazzino innovative che offriamo".

Prima dell'acquisizione, GXO gestiva più di 900 siti a livello globale per un totale di circa 18,5 milioni di metri quadrati e 120.000 membri del team. Con Clipper, GXO guadagna più di 50 siti, circa 1 milioni di metri quadrati, 10.000 membri del team e aggiunge la presenza geografica in Germania e Polonia, nel settore life science, nonché l'esperienza in servizi premium, tra cui la reverse logistics e le riparazioni, aree di crescita chiave per GXO.

Malcolm Wilson ha aggiunto: "Condividiamo l'impegno nei confronti del tema ESG, nel fornire un'esperienza eccezionale ai clienti e nello sfruttare la tecnologia per migliorare l'efficienza, la produttività e la sicurezza dei dipendenti. Il fatto di essere culturalmente in sintonia sarà alla base del nostro successo futuro e consentirà un'integrazione senza difficoltà".

GXO prevede di realizzare significative opportunità di produttività e sinergie di costo entro due anni dalla chiusura della transazione. Il processo di integrazione inizierà rapidamente e progredirà nell'ultima parte dell'anno continuando a garantire ai clienti una stagione di picco di successo per le festività natalizie.

A proposito di GXO Logistics

GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) è il più grande provider pure-player di contract logistics del mondo e sta beneficiando della rapida crescita dell'e-commerce, dell'automazione e dell'outsourcing. GXO è impegnata a fornire un ambiente di lavoro diversificato e di prim’ordine per circa 130.000 dipendenti in più di 950 depositi per un totale di circa 18,5 milioni di metri quadrati. L'azienda collabora con le principali aziende blue-chip del mondo per risolvere complesse sfide logistiche con soluzioni tecnologicamente avanzate di supply chain ed ecommerce, scalabili e veloci. La sede centrale di GXO è a Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visitate GXO.com per maggiori informazioni e collegatevi con GXO su LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram e YouTube.

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Rothschild & Co (Lead Financial Adviser to GXO)

Neil Thwaites

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Alexander Mitteregger

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Barclays (Joint Financial Adviser to GXO)

Philipp Gillmann

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Akshay Majithia

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Jon Bone (Corporate Broking)

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP è stato nominato consulente legale di GXO.

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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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