bpost takeover of PostNL: Dutch company “unpleasantly surprised”

bpost takeover of PostNL: Dutch company “unpleasantly surprised”
Rumblings of a bpost takeover of PostNL are something of a shock to the Dutch company.

The Dutch company PostNL said today (Wednesday) that it was “unpleasantly surprised” by the bpost communication. This confirmed, by means of a communiqué, its current internal review considering whether to make a “friendly approach” to acquire its counterpart.

PostNL has not confirmed that it is in discussions with bpost.

The Dutch company reacted, “We are confident of our strategy to operate independently.”

It went on, “We have made great strides in implementing this and strengthened our stability over several years.”

Bpost announced today that "the possibility of an amical approach for PostNL was currently in the internal review phase.”

This confimed information revealed by Het Financieele Dagblad yesterday (Tuesday). An initial takeover attempt failed last May.

The Brussels Times

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