Bankinter | Private equity group Carlyle has bought 30% of CEPSA for approximately $3.6 billion (€3.2 billion) and has reserved the right to increase its holding to 40%.
Bankinter | Iberdrola is preparing a bond issuance in Brazil. The Spanish company’s aim is to secure financing for its Brazilian subsidiary’s new investments. Among these investments, the adjudication of network projects valued at €1.380 billion stands out.
Fitch downgraded Red Eléctrica (REE, A- from A, and elevates the perspective to stable from negative) after the firm’s acquisition of Hispasat. The credit rating agency says that the 2018-2022 strategic plan announced by the group in February “does not support a capital structure consistent with the ‘A’ rating level in the medium term.”
After a period of gloomy macro data, market watchers are starting to see the light. According to Allianz research, the share of “bulls” has increasedfrom around 30% at the start of the year to currently 54% net. At the same time, the volatility index is some 20% below its historical average, in spite of the much greater uncertainty facing the world economy.
Banc Sabadell | Telefonica will decide in the coming days between the binding and final offers it has on the table, namely Digital Realty, Equinix and Brookfield’s. The price would be around 500/600 million euros. The Spanish tech company has 23 data centers in 9 countries.
M&G Valores | A sustained annual growth in profits of 4% is well below that of previous bull cycles in the stock market, but seems realistic in the current situation. We have on one hand the modest growth of developed economies (secular stagnation), and on the other the composition of the Ibex dominated by regulated sectors, with modest growth, and the banks.
Axel Botte (Ostrum AM) | Equity markets resumed rising last week. European indices gained as much as 2.5%. The rebound in bank stocks appears traceable to Mario Draghi’s comments hinting at possible changes to the deposit facility rate scheme. Equity markets were also upbeat in Asia and in North America.
Banc Sabadell | The regulator has announced that TCI will make an accelerated sale of 0.8% of AENA at an estimated price (according to Bloomberg) of 159.53 Euros/share (-2.2%).
Bankinter | The company has announced that it will share 1.44 euros gross per share as a complementary dividend. This means that the total dividend for the year will be 1.89 euros/share (+37% over the previous year).