Due Diligence & European Strategy of a CEP Service Provider

Austrian Post AG is Growing…

Backed by the initial public offering, Austrian Post AG is working on expanding the product portfolio to become less dependent on mail business: Penetration of the Austrian B2B parcel market by internal growth and international internal and external growth in selected business fields.


Scope of the project

The European CEP (courier, express and postal) market is already highly consolidated and mature in the most European countries. The unique market position of the investigated service provider emerged from the strict branch focus and service portfolio. Unlike competitors in the CEP market, it offers combined shipments of parcels and pallets. TransCare’s task was to carry out the commercial due diligence to prepare the acquisition of the investigated service provider by the Austrian Post AG which took place stepwise from October 2006.

Our services

  • Analysis of the German & other selected European CEP markets.
  • Analysis of the company’s business fields (Market position of the leading CEP Service Provider, chances & risks of the mid-term development, Success potential of developing new business fields).
  • Strategy for the European rollout of the product portfolio (Status Quo of the European network, analysis of existing plans to build up the European network, fit-evaluation of possible cooperation partners and acquisition targets, recommendations and stepwise setup schedule per country/region).
  • Financial business plan in collaboration with the Austrian Post AG and the attending investment bank (Quantification of synergies).
  • Specifications for the corporate integration concept.



Österreichische Post AG







Strategy / M&A

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