Aramex confirms stake acquisition by Australia Post

The deals follows Aramex’s recent sale of a Sydney-based courier firm to Australia Post



UAE-based logistics firm Aramex has confirmed reports that Australian government-owned Australia Post has acquired a 4.5 per cent stake in the company.

In a bourse filing, Aramex CFO Bashar Obeid said the reports were based on an official statement by Australia Post’s spokesperson.

The stake acquisition follows Aramex’s June sale of Sydney-based Mail Call Couriers to Australia Post and the formation of a joint venture between the two companies focussing on e-commerce in Asia.

Read: UAE’s Aramex to sell Sydney courier unit to Australia Post

At the end of last month, Emirati businessman Mohamed Alabbar reportedly also led two investor groups to buy a 16.45 per cent stake in Aramex after founder Fadi Ghandour sold his 9.9 per cent holding.

Read: Dubai’s Alabbar leads investors behind 16.45% Aramex stake buy

Reports suggest the billionaire may be seeking to harness Aramex’s logistics footprint to build an e-commerce platform across the Arab world.