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MSC’s bid to purchase Bolloré’s African port business may transpire to be one of the largest single M&A moves in the transport and logistics sector – but it could also turn out to be hideously complex.

As DVZ’s editor-in-chief Sebastian Reimann noted in his commentary on the deal: “The many [African] acquisitions make it clear, however, that it is hardly possible to develop this promising, but also highly complex, market organically. Because Africa has its own laws.”

But the penetration of the ...

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