IFM Investors has signalled it will be making a $7.9 billion offer for a 22.7 per cent stake in a multinational gas and electric utility company.
IFM intends to make a partial voluntary tender offer for up to 220 million shares in Naturgy Energy Group S.A., equating up to 22.7 per cent of the company’s share capital.
The energy company, listed on the Spanish IBEX 35 exchange, is headquartered in Madrid. Its infrastructure portfolio stretches over more than 20 countries and includes the largest gas distribution and third largest electricity distribution networks in Spain.
The investment manager will be offering €23 ($36.11) per share, which will total €5 billion ($7.9 billion) if it takes up all 220 million shares on offer.
The offer will be subject to approvals and reaching a minimum acceptance of at least 164.8 million shares, or 17 per cent of Naturgy’s total share capital.
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