Iberdrola which has 8% of Gamesa’s capital and supported the merger deal with Siemens sealed last year, is uncomfortable with the Siemens management in Gamesa. The merger agreement was subject to some conditions regarding the management and corporate governance of the new Gamesa, which Iberdrola is in the view that could be improved.
Siemens Gamesa has become the second largest turbine supplier in the world after sealing its merger last April, with a 19.3% market share.
The merger of Gamesa with Siemens’ wind energy business will be effective from the beginning of April and within the next twelve working days the companies will pay an extraordinary gross dividend of 3,59 euros per share.
UBS | Gamesa has confirmed it is in talks with Siemens regarding a combination with some of Siemens’ wind assets “through a merger structure”. A merger is the preferable option against the possibility of Siemens acquiring Gamesa. The primary reason is that the value of the potential synergies are shared between the two parties rather than, as is often the case in a take-over, transferred to the seller.