The CMA CGM MARCO POLO in Port Kelang, Malaysia. (Photo: CMA CGM)
Baar, Switzerland – CMA CGM S.A. has obtained all regulatory approvals required in connection with its investment in Swiss-based third-party logistics provider CEVA, and will become a regular 24.99 per cent shareholder in CEVA.
CMA CGM, the third largest container shipping group in the world, made a strategic investment in convertible securities issued by CEVA in a concurrent private placement at the time of CEVA’s initial public offering on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
The shipping group has now obtained all required regulatory approvals and the securities will be converted into registered ordinary shares in the coming days. CMA CGM has entered into a lock-up agreement for one year following the IPO and has agreed not to increase its shareholding in CEVA for six months post-IPO.
CEVA and CMA CGM will work together to expand their commercial cooperation and to develop complementary services, which address the increasing customer need for integrated end-to-end solutions. Both companies explore arms-length cooperation and believe that the partnership could create significant value to customers and would be mutually beneficial to both companies.
CEVA’s CEO, Xavier Urbain, commented: “It is good news that regulatory approvals have been obtained so quickly and we can now fully engage. We are excited about the partnership with CMA CGM.”