Abengoa is trying to finalise the details which will allow it to go ahead with the sale of Atlantica Yield (Nasdaq:ABY) which manages electricity assets and has an approximate market value of $2.16 billion (around 1.93 billion euros). Abengoa has two options for closing the sale: Firstly, the direct handover of its 41% stake in ABY to the funds, including Brookfield, secondly placing blocks of its shares on the market.
SPANISH SMALL & MID CAPS
The board of directors of Bankia and Banco Mare Nostrum (BMN) have approved the merger of the two lenders via a share exchange of 1 Bankia x 7,82. Furthermore, Bankia values BMN at 825 million euros. The deal is expected to be closed in December this year, and will give rise to Spain’s fourth largest bank, bigger than Sabadell.
Unicaja has announced it has received sufficient demand to cover its stock market listing, due on June 30, and expects to raise 875 million euros. The offers presented are not binding as no definite price has yet been obtained.
The IMF has forecast the global economy will grow 3.5% in 2017. Likewise, in the year to date, markets have acheived high growth rates. UBP’s analysts keep in mind small & mid caps as an investment option.
Liberbank’s shares fell as much as 30% during Friday’s stock market session and the CNMV has today forbidden short-selling in the stock for a monthy. But there is concern that Liberbank could suffer the same fate as Banco Popular.
The National Copper Corporation of Chile (Codelco), the main global supplier of copper, has chosen Abengoa to develop the electromechanical installation of the El Teniente mine, the biggest underground copper mine in the world.
ACS’ renewable energy subsidiary, Saeta Yield, plans to increase its dividend by 1% to 0,76 euros per share in 2017 compared with a year earlier. This is mainly due to the firm’s strong recurrent cash flow generation.
Tubacex has clocked up an order book worth 700 million euros in high tech tubular solutions for the gas and oil extraction, petrochemical and energy generation sectors. This figure is a record for the company. A contract in Iran represents about two-thirds of the existing premium product backlog or 560 million euros.
The Energy Ministry this week held its macro-auction to award installation licences for up to 3.000 MW of renewables plants in Spain. The auction represents an investment of over 3 billion euros and Forestalia, Gas Natural and Endesa ended up with the majority of the MW.
Spanish automotives parts’ manufacturer Gestamp will make its stock market listing on April 7. The preliminary price range is 5,60-6,70 euros, which values the company at 3.540 billion euros at the middle range. The operation will be positive for the Spanish bourse, where there are not a lot of industrial companies.