ORGON, France – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Regulatory news:
ID Logistics (ISIN: FR0010929125, Ticker: IDL), one of the European leaders in contract logistics, announces the acquisition of 100% of GVT Transport & Logistics, the transport and logistics division of the GVT Logistics Group.
Acquisition of GVT Transport & Logistics
By acquiring GVT Transport & Logistics, ID Logistics is actively pursuing its strategy of international growth. The Group will consolidate its positions in Europe by creating a key logistics player in the Benelux. The Benelux is the 3rd logistics market in continental Europe, after Germany and France, and the gateway to many industrial and private customers
GVT Transport & Logistics is the transport and logistics division of GVT Group of Logistics founded in 1957. It provides warehousing, road transport and last mile delivery services. The division named BTT, which offers multimodal container solutions, is not part of the transaction and will remain operated separately by GVT Group of Logistics.
GVT Transport & Logistics manages 12 sites, employs more than 750 professionals, leases 200,000 m² of warehouses and has a fleet of 285 trucks in the Netherlands and Belgium. Its main logistics campus in Tilburg is strategically located a short distance from major airports and seafaring and good accessibility by water, rail and road with many international manufacturers based in this region. GVT Transport & Logistics serves a diverse customer portfolio, primarily international distribution companies of Brand A electronic and non-food products.
GVT Transport & Logistics and ID Logistics have been cooperating successfully in the Benelux for many years. The two head offices are based in Tilburg. The merger of the two companies will offer logistics services that are unique in the market and high visibility in this strategic market.
Overview of transactions
The transaction is based on a purchase price with an enterprise value of 80 million euros and will be fully settled in cash. ID Logistics will maintain a solid financial structure with a leverage ratio of 1.2x post-acquisition proforma EBITDA.
The transaction remains subject to the approval of the Dutch regulatory authorities responsible for monitoring mergers and acquisitions. The closure is scheduled for the end of 2021.
Eric Hémar, CEO of ID Logistics declared: “We are very pleased to finalize this agreement for the acquisition of GVT Transport & Logistics, which concludes several years of fruitful cooperation and development. Thanks to this acquisition, ID Logistics Benelux will become a key player in the Benelux market, particularly in the Netherlands, and will offer a full range of services to our existing and future customers. I am convinced that the GVT team and employees will have a bright future within ID Logistics Group and will be able to develop their know-how on a large scale ”.
Wil Versteijnen, CEO of GVT Group, said : “Over the past 15 years, we have created a complex and sustainable distribution network with hubs at 6 locations in the Benelux. In a rapidly changing and demanding market, it is important that we can continue to serve our customers in the future. I am convinced that this step will be of even greater added value for our employees and our customers. With the acquisition by ID Logistics, there are more growth opportunities in the future. Through the existing successful cooperation, I am convinced that the high standards and values vis-à-vis customers and employees will be upheld. “
Publication of fourth quarter 2021 sales on January 25, 2022 after market close.
ABOUT GVT TRANSPORT & LOGISTIQUE
GVT Transport & Logistics is part of the GVT Logistics Group. With a team of more than 750 professionals, 285 trucks and a storage capacity of 200,000 m², GVT Transport & Logistics is at the service of its customers on a daily basis. GVT has a fine mesh distribution network with hubs in Tilburg, Apeldoorn, Alkmaar, Veendam, Waddinxveen and Willebroek (BE). From these locations, daily deliveries are made to over 6,000 addresses.
ABOUT ID LOGISTIQUE
ID Logistics is an international contract logistics group, with a turnover of 1,643 million euros in 2020. ID Logistics has more than 340 sites in 17 countries, representing 6.0 million square meters of warehouses in Europe , America, Asia and Africa, with 21,500 employees. . With a customer portfolio balanced between the distribution, industry, retail picking, health and e-commerce sectors, ID Logistics is characterized by high technological level offers. Developing a social and environmental approach through numerous original projects since its creation in 2001, the Group is today resolutely committed to an ambitious CSR policy.
ID Logistics is listed on compartment A of the regulated market of Euronext in Paris (ISIN code: FR0010929125, Ticker: IDL).
- EBITDA: Underlying operating income before net depreciation of property, plant and equipment and amortization of intangible assets
- Net financial debt: Gross debt plus bank overdrafts and less cash and cash equivalents
- Net debt: Net financial debt plus rental debt (IFRS 16)
- Leverage ratio: Net financial debt divided by EBITDA