CMA CGM in talks with Balguerie over the sale of part of Bolloré Logistics

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The CMA CGM Group has initiated the sale of 100% of Bolloré Logistics’ activities in Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Martin, French Guiana, and Polynesia, with Balguerie Group making an offer.

This follows the completion of the Group’s takeover of Bolloré Logistics from the Bolloré Group in February.

The sale is in line with the commitments made by CMA CGM to the European Commission and the Polynesian Competition Authority in the context of the acquisition of Bolloré Logistics.

Accordingly, the CMA CGM Group has received a put option from the Balguerie Group and has signed an exclusivity agreement with Balguerie for the sale of these activities.

“The confirmation of this put option will occur following the information and consultation procedures of the competent work councils,” said CMA CGM.

“Additionally, the effective acquisition of these activities by the Balguerie Group is subject to obtaining applicable regulatory approvals, as well as approval from both competition authorities under the commitments made by CMA CGM.”

Bolloré Logistics’ activities in La Reunion and Nouvelle Calédonie are not affected by the sale and will therefore remain within the scope of the CMA CGM Group.

CMA CGM’s €4.850bn deal to acquire Bolloré Logistics is its largest acquisition since its creation in 1978 and constitutes a major step in the CMA CGM Group’s logistics development strategy, complementing its historical maritime transport line of business.

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Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]