SingPost’s A$85 Million Acquisition of Freight Management


Thomson Geer has advised the shareholders of Victorian based Freight Management Holdings Pty Ltd (FMH), a leading 4PL logistics business more commonly known as efm Logistics Services, on a transaction that will see Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) become a 38% shareholder in FMH for A$85m.

Completion of the sale and purchase and placement of an initial 28% stake in FMH to SingPost took place on 31 December 2020.

efm Logistics Services provides integrated supply chain and distribution solutions to over 500 businesses across Australia through a 4PL technology platform. FMH has a historical business relationship with the SingPost Group, having been a customer of CouriersPlease, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SingPost, for many years.

The Thomson Geer team consisted of partner David Schiavello (Picture) and lawyer Taylor Kayes, supported by partner Jeffrey Chang, partner Mark Branagan and associate Matt Persico.

Involved fees earner: Mark Branagan – Thomson Geer ; Jeffrey Chang – Thomson Geer ; Taylor Kayes – Thomson Geer ; Matt Persico – Thomson Geer ; David Schiavello – Thomson Geer ;

Law Firms: Thomson Geer ;

Clients: Freight Management Holdings Pty Ltd (FMH);

Author: Michael Patrini