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17 Jan 2022

MCF advises PEQ on the disposal of Veddestagruppen to Aditro Logistics, Posti Group’s Swedish subsidiary

PEQ Invest AB ("PEQ"), the Stockholm-based private equity firm, has disposed of Veddestagruppen AB ("Veddestagruppen"), a leading contract logistics partner to Aditro Logistics, Posti Group's Swedish subsidiary. Through this transaction, Veddestagruppen will benefit from being part of a larger player within the logistics sector. MCF acted as adviser to PEQ, leveraging its expertise in the industry. The transaction is another deal within the logistics sector and adds to MCF's strong track record of delivering lasting value to our clients.

“MCF has been an excellent adviser to us in the divestment of Veddestagruppen. MCF’s engagement, transaction experience and industry knowledge ensured the successful outcome. We are also very happy with the hands-on support that MCF has given throughout the process which has been incredibly valuable for PEQ and the management team”

Greger Ericsson

CEO and Investment Manager

The Deal

Posti Group is Finland’s leading postal and logistics service company with roots dating back to the 17th century. In February 2020, Posti acquired Aditro Logistics, a Swedish end-to-end logistics and fulfilment provider, to strengthen its presence in Sweden and Norway. The acquisition of Veddestagruppen will accelerate Aditro Logistics’ transition into a strong fulfilment player within eCommerce and enhance their position within B2B. Their similar business models will further allow realised synergies such as increased flexibility and scalability within the Stockholm and Mälardalen region. For Posti Group, the acquisition of Veddestagruppen is in line with its strategic goals of growing the parcel and logistics business in Finland, Sweden, and the Baltics. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction value.

The Target

Veddestagruppen was established in 1992 as a logistics provider. Since conception, it has extended its offering, resulting in operations within four business areas; Distribution/3PL, Transportation, Value add & Field services, and Staffing & Recruiting. The most recently introduced service consists of Freight forwarding, which adds value to the current customer base. The company provides unique tailor-made logistics solutions to customers of a logistically complex nature and employs around 300 people. With its well-developed service offering, Veddestagruppen is an excellent strategic fit for Aditro Logistics and Posti Group.

About PEQ

PEQ is a Stockholm-based private equity firm focusing on the SME segment in Sweden. PEQ invested in Veddestagruppen in 2018 and has since developed the business rapidly.

About Aditro Logistics and Posti Group

Aditro Logistics is a tech-driven end-to-end logistics and fulfilment provider for businesses, specialising in e-commerce, retail and FMCG. The company provide fast, flexible, and accurate fulfilments supported by their digital and automated approach.

Posti Group is the leading postal and logistics service company in Finland. Their core business includes postal services, parcels, freight and logistics solutions. With operations in eight countries, Posti Group employs around 21,000 employees. Net sales in 2020 amounted to some EUR 1.6 billion.