IAG capital increase

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IAG Needs To Strengthen Its Capital Despite Its €10Bn Of Liquidity

As reported in its Q1’20 financial results on May 7, IAG had a solid balance sheet and liquidity position prior to the health crisis. It had cash and undrawn credit lines amounting to 10 billion euros as of April 30. So the board’s announcement that it will carry out a 2.75 billion euros capital hike to strengthen its balance sheet (61% market capitalisation) was surprising.