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[$$] DHL’s Appel Won’t Enter Logistics M&A Market

The world’s largest logistics provider is steering clear of the sector’s increasingly active mergers-and-acquisitions market. Frank Appel, chief executive of DHL parent company Deutsche Post AG, said in an interview that the scale of the DHL’s forwarding, express and supply-chain business means there are few opportunities for significant combinations that would also pass muster with antitrust regulators. “In global forwarding…there is a lot of M&A activity going on, but we are still the largest,” Mr. Appel said.