TNT chief denies take-over bids

Peter Bakker, the chiefexecutive of Dutch mail companyTNT, said the companyhad not been approached byany potential buyers. However,he does not rule out afuture bid, the BirminghamPost reported. Speaking during a recentvisit to the US, Bakker saidprivate equity companiescould consider a bid, butsaid he had received noapproaches yet. "If it is sopressing that TNT is takenover, […]


Peter Bakker, the chiefexecutive of Dutch mail companyTNT, said the companyhad not been approached byany potential buyers. However,he does not rule out afuture bid, the BirminghamPost reported.

Speaking during a recentvisit to the US, Bakker saidprivate equity companiescould consider a bid, butsaid he had received noapproaches yet. "If it is sopressing that TNT is takenover, then they would havegot a better deal 14 monthsago," Bakker said, but addedhe thought the company wasstill undervalued despite asteady rise in its share pricein recent months.

TNT has been the subjectof repeated take-over speculationover the past year. Analystssay rivals such as UPS orFedEx would gain a strongerfoothold in Europe if theywere to buy TNT’s Europeanexpress delivery business.