M&A Archives - WCL

June 1, 2023

WCL supports Scan Global Logistics and ETS deal

Scan Global Logistics (SGL), a global logistics company, has recently taken a significant step to further strengthen its position in Germany, Europe’s largest logistics market. The acquisition of ETS Transport & Logistics GmbH (ETS), a well-established ocean freight forwarder in Germany, expands SGL’s presence and commercial strength. The acquisition agreement was signed on 5 June […]

December 12, 2022

The earn-out agreement in M&A deals

Is it a curse or a blessing – and for whom?

The earn-out is increasingly used aspart of the closing deal in M&A transactions in the logistics industry – a blessing for sellers? After all, they retain an option right to future success factors.

December 20, 2019

The Local Hero Forwarder – a dying species?

Regional know-how and individual service as survival strategies
What benefits local freight forwarders need to take advantage of – and how they can survive.

The logistics market is increasingly determined by global logistics service providers, and the German industry giants have long since become international network forwarders as a result of acquisitions.

May 9, 2019

Do I need an M&A consultant for the company sale?

8 good reasons why expert support pays off

Selling one’s own company is certainly never an easy decision – nor is it an easy task. This not only applies to finding a suitable buyer, but also to the preparation of all necessary facts and figures, right up to conducting negotiations.

May 9, 2019

Checklist: Preparation for the sale of a company

What you should consider, compile and determine beforehand

Nobody makes the decision to sell a company easy. But once it has been made, good preparation is the be-all and end-all for an efficient sales process within a time frame that is as predictable as possible – and also for the ultimate sales success.

May 9, 2019

Which deal is the right one for an M&A deal?

A comparison of the most common closing options

Even the best matchmaking in the M&A process does not prevent sellers and buyers from having different views about what the “perfect deal” is. There is no such thing as a perfect deal: if only because there is a great variety of forms for the final deal – often with very abstract terms that are hardly self-explanatory for the medium-sized entrepreneur.