UPS Makes Grab for Europe Rival

February 20, 2012: United Parcel Service Inc. launched a bold bet to expand in Europe with an unsolicited bid worth about $6.4 billion for Dutch package shipper TNT Express NV, which UPS and rival FedEx Corp. have long coveted.

TNT is the smallest of the big four global shippers that dominate flying time-sensitive documents, consumer electronics and industrial parts between far-flung manufacturers and consumers. U.S.-based UPS and FedEx have viewed the company as a means of rounding out investments in Asia with a larger European presence.

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