M/23/001 – DFDS / McBurney Transport
The proposed acquisition by DFDS A/S of sole control of each of McBurney Transport Group Limited, Bondelivery NI Limited, McBurney Refrigeration (Ireland) Limited and Bond Delivery Ireland Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
|Notification date||Decision date|
|Friday January 13, 2023||Wednesday, February 22, 2023|
|Parties Involved||Business activities|
DFDS A/S is a Danish-headquartered international shipping and logistics company. DFDS operates through two divisions, the ferry division and the logistics division. The ferry division operates a network of ferry routes in and around Europe and provides both freight and passenger transport services and port terminal services. The logistics division provides full-load and part-load transportation of freight, warehousing and contract logistics solutions. DFDS also provides road transport, warehousing and related services, including through Lucey Transport Logistics Limited.
|McBurney Transport Group Limited & McBurney Refrigeration (Ireland) Limited||
McBurney Transport Group Limited ("McBurney Transport") is an independent, privately-owned transport and logistics provider, headquartered in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, and is currently owned and managed by the McBurney family. McBurney Transport provides a range of road transport, distribution and warehousing services for customers located predominantly in the UK and Ireland across multiple industries, including food and drink, manufacturing, supermarkets, retail and parcel delivery.
McBurney Refrigeration (Ireland) Limited ("McBurney Refrigeration") provides a range of ambient and temperature-controlled transportation and storage solutions.
|Bondelivery NI Limited & Bond Delivery Ireland Limited||
Bondelivery NI Limited ("Bondelivery NI") and Bond Delivery Ireland Limited ("Bond Delivery Ireland") provide warehousing and distribution services across the island of Ireland, and is also part of the McBurney group of companies.
|Economic sector||Media merger|
|Transport & Logistics||No|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Friday, January 27, 2023|
|Current status: Completed|
|Cleared (Phase 1)|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
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