DP World, the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics has acquired 100 percent of syncreon for an enterprise value of US$1.2 billion. This transaction is subject to customary completion conditions and is expected to close in shortly. In the FY2020, syncreon reported revenue of $1.1 billion with 57% generated in EMEA (predominantly Europe) and 42% in North America.
DP World’s comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions. These services are delivered through an interconnected global network of 148 business units in 60 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets.
Commenting on the transaction, Brian Enright, CEO of syncreon, said: “We are excited to join the DP World group as we believe that syncreon will benefit from the group’s significant expertise in the wider supply chain and excellent relationships with cargo owners. We share the vision of serving our customers through removing inefficiencies and delivering value add solutions. While we have enjoyed great success over the years, we believe being part of DP World will enable us to take the business to other markets and enhance the service offering to our customers.”
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, added: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of syncreon, which adds significant strategic value to DP World given its strong logistics solutions capability, and will allow DP World to deliver end-to-end solutions to cargo owners.
syncreon set up a base in Ireland after taking over Walsh Western International. The USA headquartered company has a global presence across 91 sites in 19 countries and services a large and diversified portfolio of customers made up of multinational companies. The group focuses on two key segments: 1) large technology customers to enable eCommerce and omni-channel fulfilment and aftermarket services and 2) automotive companies for reception of materials, warehousing, inventory management, kitting/sequencing for line feeding and export packaging. This is complemented by a growing presence serving customers in Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Industrial markets.