Carousel and DANX merger complete following approval by regulators

New Executive Team announced to support combined plan to grow rapidly across Europe

Photo: DANX.




European logistics operators Carousel and DANX have confirmed today the successful closing of its previously announced business merger. Their coming together supports a jointly-held ambition of becoming the European leader for critical service logistics.

Scandinavian private equity house, Axcel, announced the simultaneous acquisition of Danish in-night logistics provider DANX and UK critical logistics specialist, Carousel Logistics, in January. The company was subject to customary regulatory approvals and now complete, is expected to have combined annual revenues of around €190m ($216m).

New Executive Team announced

Former DANX CEO Klaus Rud Sejling takes over today (1 March 2022) as CEO for the merged group and will be joined by a newly formed Executive Team, made-up of existing Carousel and DANX personnel. Jonathan Simpson-Dent, Carousel’s former CEO, now takes up the role as Chair of the Board. The other Executive Team Members are:

  • Chief Commercial Officer: Laurent Le Mercier
  • Chief Financial Officer: Nigel Ward
  • Chief HR Officer: Malene Vig Hjarnaa
  • Chief Operations Officer: Ulrik Find
  • Chief Solutions Officer: Lars Ryssel
  • Chief Transformation and Information Officer: Thomas Wad Jelle

The companies will continue to trade under their respective names in each of their core markets.

Commenting on the completion, Rud Sejling said: “The completion of the merger is an extraordinary milestone for our two companies, but specifically for our colleagues and clients. As we look to bring these two organisations together, our primary objective remains on delivering an exceptional service to our clients and their customers. Critical to this will be sustained investment to our teams, technology, and networks to ensure our growth trajectory remains strong, and that we continue to drive value where it matters most. I can’t wait to get started.”

Jonathan Simpson-Dent, Chair and former Carousel CEO said: “This partnership between these two great companies significantly expands our footprint across Europe and enhances our specialist service offering to our clients. I am very excited about the journey ahead and look forward to working closely with Klaus and the team to further accelerate our joint plans.”

The newly formed Carousel DANX business has a strong position and wide service offerings across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Iberia, Nordics and the Baltics.


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