By now you probably know that Danish Express has gone on a buyout spree.
In the past few months, it’s acquired dozens of companies, including online delivery services like Grab, but it has also gone public.
Its shares, which have risen more than 50% since it went public in April, are currently trading at about $16.80.
It also recently filed a bid for Grab’s parent company, Grab, in a transaction valued at $8.4 billion.
Diners can order food and drinks from Danish Express online, as well as from restaurants.
It offers packages for restaurants, too, including items like salads and soups.
Danske Bank analyst Marko Dijkovic has been following Danish Express closely for the past year and he says the buyout may have helped boost the stock’s value.
“I would have expected to see Danish Express going higher,” he said.
“There is some uncertainty in the marketplace, which is partly driven by the acquisition.
We don’t think the market will see a large turnaround.”
It’s not clear what happened to Grab.
But in recent months, Danish Express appears to have been ramping up its efforts to diversify into new businesses, such as the internet delivery market.
In January, Danish announced it was buying e-commerce company Kijiji, which had raised $100 million in Series C financing.
That followed an initial $100m investment from SoftBank and a $400m round from the European Union.
Dijskovic says Danish Express’s move is a smart move, given that it may be able to tap into Grab’s growing market share.
Grab has also been growing its presence in the US, including through a deal with American Express.
“Danish is the biggest player in the world in this market, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out,” Dijkovic said.
Djanis Danskoeg, a former chief financial officer at Danish, said the company is looking to expand its business in the future.
“It’s not going to be like that for quite some time, and you could imagine that this is one of the things that is going to make Danish more competitive in the years to come,” he told CBC News.
“And, in fact, I think it’s a very good opportunity for the company to grow.”
He said the buyouts also highlight the need for diversification in Denmark’s economy.
“If you look at the overall market, you need a mix of different businesses that all have a different set of functions.
It’s about diversification and it’s not necessarily about just one company.
And, you know, you could be able take one or two companies and create a brand new one,” he added.
Dijkkovic says there is some room for Danish Express to be successful, but that it will need to diversified and innovate more.
“The more diversified you are the better off you will be,” he noted.
Denski Bijkic, a consultant and analyst at the Bank of Montreal, said he thinks Danish Express is a good buy.
“They have a good product and a very active management team.
I think that’s a good sign that they have good plans in place and they are really, really focused on growth.”
Dijkowski said that Danish could be a good fit for Grab, which competes with delivery services such as Uber and Grab.
“Grab is a differentiator.
Grab is a competitor that delivers to you at home, while Danish Express goes to restaurants and is able to deliver your food and stuff,” he explained.
“But Danish Express seems like a very solid company to me.”
Danski Bijnek, who manages a $3.5 billion private equity fund based in the U.S., said that Danskijek believes Danish Express may be a better fit for grab.
“What I like about Danish is that they do have a lot of assets, and they have a strong balance sheet,” he agreed.
“In fact, Danish is the only company in the Netherlands that has assets that are $30 billion and it also has assets in the hundreds of billions of euros.”
He added that the deal could be worth around $25 billion, or about 2% of Danish’s market capitalization.
“You need a solid company that’s focused on the business of delivering goods to consumers, and that is Danish Express,” he stressed.
The Grab deal could have a major impact on Danskis growth story Danskijkij is bullish on Danish Express.
He expects the Danish Express acquisition to create a new wave of innovation.
“This is a company that has had the opportunity to go to the next level,” he predicted.
“At the end of the day, it will bring Danish Express closer to its goal of creating an ecosystem of services for the delivery and delivery services.”
Danskikij said Grab is already doing that by offering a