M&A radar: Hapag-Lloyd takeover – CSAV and Mr Kühne fighting for control or in concert?

September 5, 2019 Mike Weir

More ships, bigger volumes and higher freight rates: what more could a container line possibly hope for?
A rocketing share price, perhaps.
That’s how things look at Germany’s biggest container line, Hapag-Lloyd, which in early August reported confident half-year results – very possibly the best of the lot worldwide, ahead of CMA CGM’s interim update which is due soon.
And in the background, there appears to be a tussle for control going on, ...

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