The DX and Legal Post document exchange and postal services in Scotland are to merge, following the acquisition by DX of the trade and assets of Legal Post and First Post from First Scottish.

The deal is worth £3.25m, with completion expected at the end of May. On completion, DX will combine Legal Post and First Post with its existing DX Exchange operations in Scotland to offer an enhanced service to both sets of customers.

Petar Cvetkovic, chief executive officer of DX, said that Legal Post and First Post were "wholly complementary" to DX’s operations in Scotland. "They will be stronger together for both sets of customers, increasing the number of members in a single Scottish exchange network and providing Legal Post’s members with access to DX’s existing members in the UK and Ireland", he commented.

"The enlarged operation in Scotland will enable significant efficiencies that will enhance the economic life of a bespoke mail service that is highly valued by its professional services members for its reliable early delivery and late collection times, whilst also offering a cost effective solution.

"We look forward to delivering a smooth transfer of Legal Post and First Post’s operations to our facility in Livingston over the coming months.”