ACS signs €10 billion contract for the purchase of Abertis with Atlantia

Atlantia, Hochtief: Price War Ahead?

Hochtief has launched a €18.76 cash or share offer on Abertis, raising speculation around a potential price war between Atlantia and Hochtief.

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Spain’s construction company ACS records €207 million profit in 1Q 2012

MADRID | Grupo ACS said Tuesday that the company recorded a net profit in the first quarter of 2012 of €207 million. The Spanish firm published its consolidated results today, showing that net sales of ACS in the first quarter of 2012 totaled €9,035 million, 144.8% more than last year. Growth in comparable terms, also considering the sales of Hochtief in the first quarter of 2011, accounted for a 4.9%. ACS…

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ACS sends heavyweight to cut Hochtief’s Australian hemorrhage

MADRID | Marcelino Fernández Verdes was appointed Thursday chief operating officer of Hochtief, the German division of the Spanish group ACS. Fernández will sit at the executive committee of Hochtief (Vorstand) with CEO Frank Stieler and CFO Peter Sassenfeld. He will address risk management operations of the entire group Hochtief, but will also face the responsibility of breaking the spiralling downward trend its Australian branch Leighton has fallen into. The move…