Atlantia and ACS could cease to be rivals in their bid for Abertis and become collaborators in the acquisition. The two companies acknowledged they had had initial talks, as a result of which they would jointly buy Abertis and share out its assets.
BBVA will invest 96 million euros to raise its stake in UK mobile bank Atom to 39 pct, the Spanish bank said in a statement.
Acciona has been awarded a contract to design and build a desalination plant in Jebel Ali worth 250 million dollars (200 million euros). The contract was awarded by the Dubai Water and Electricity Authorities.
Aena may be studying the possibility of increasing its stake in the UK’s Luton airport (it has a preferential option) after its current partner, the fund Ardian, has shown interest in getting rid of its stake.
Bankia Chairman, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, has fuelled M&A rumours after saying in an interview with the FT that the bank “fits perfectly with other large Spanish banks, specially BBVA.”
ACS, via its Cobra subsidiary, will build a photovoltaic plant in Mula (Murcia) with 500 megawatts of power which will become the biggest in the whole of Europe in terms of its size.
Bankia’s 2018-2020 strategic plan is forecasting a significant increase in profits, the distribution of nearly half of these profits to shareholders and improvments in various profitability and efficiency measures.
Ferrovial has succeeded breaking into the US market with its services division as well, thanks to the business Broadspectrum has brought it in that country. It bought Broadspectrum two years ago in Australia.
Viscofan, the Spanish manufacturer and distributor of casings for meat products, has announced the acquisition of 100% of Transform Pack Inc from a group of private investors and the province of New Brunswick (Canada) for $2 million in cash.
Repsol has reached an agreement to sell its 20.072% stake in Gas Natural to Rioja Bidco Shareholdings, a company owned by funds advised by CVC. The sale price was 3.8 billion euros and the transaction will provide the oil company with approximately 400 million euros of capital gains.