Sunday, March 9th, 2014
As part of the "merger of equals" project between abertis and autostrade disclosed on April 23rd, some leading financial institutions will express, requested by abertis, a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of abertis for the purpose of endorsing the proposed shares trade.
This fairness opinion will be combined with the opinion issued by Lazard, the bank which is advising abertis on this transaction. The financial institutions chosen by abertis are: BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
The announcement, which was released on April 23rd by abertis and autostrade, represents the first step toward the creation of a world leader in infrastructure management, with a share capitalisation of almost 25,000 million euro.