Spain’s Stock Market Watchdog (CNMV) has finally given its green ligth to the bid from Hochtief, a subsidiary of ACS, for Abertis. The authorisation comes after the news of the talks between ACS and Atlantia aimed at reaching an agreement to put an end to the “bidding war”.
Atlantia offer for Abertis
ACS is still looking for the financial muscle to be able to make a counter-bid for Abertis. The company has the capacity to generate cash and has a solid financial situation, but it would need the help of foreign investors to better Atlantia’s bid of 16,5 euros per share.
The construction company is studying a possible counter-bid for Abertis in order to improve Italian Atlantia’s offer price of 16.5 euros, but no decission has been made yet even though the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission CNMV has already been notified.