Monday, 10 October 2022

Orth Kluth advises 4PL Logistics Management AG during its acquisition of Swedish Imperial Logistics AB

Commercial law firm Orth Kluth provided legal advice to 4PL Logistics Management AG of Basel, Switzerland, in the process of its acquisition of Imperial Logistics AB of Malmö, Sweden, from Imperial Logistics International. The parties agreed not to disclose the value of the transaction.

4PL Logistics Management AG is a leading provider of fourth party logistics services in Europe. The Swiss corporate group, which is still entirely family-owned, was founded in 2000 in Basel by Alexander and Olivier Bauer. 4PL Logistics Management AG employs logistics professionals at its various offices around the globe in Europe, Asia and North America.

Imperial, which has been a full subsidiary of DP World since March 2022, is an Africa and Europe-focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions. Based in Duisburg, Imperial Logistics International is responsible for the Imperial Group’s logistics solutions outside Africa.

The acquisition of Swedish Imperial Logistics AB represents an important strategic expansion of 4PL Logistics Management AG’s international offering in Sweden, Poland and Romania.

Orth Kluth has been legal advisor to the 4PL Logistics Management AG Group for decades and it again chose Orth Kluth to provide legal consultancy services in connection with this international transaction.

Orth Kluth was supported by its Swedish partners at Magnusson Law, headed by Jonas Bergquist, who handled the Swedish aspects of the transaction.

Consulting Orth Kluth lawyers: Dr Robert Orth, Partner (Corporate/M&A); lead counsel, Dr Tim Christian Gießelmann, Salary Partner (Corporate/M&A)

Dr. Kai-Michael König
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