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IPIC Launches Public Takeover Bid on 100% of CEPSA’s Share Capital

The press release states, “the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), which currently owns 47.06% of CEPSA’s share capital, has announced today, through a significant event filed with the Spanish Securities Market Commission (CNMV), that it will launch a public takeover bid on the entire share capital of CEPSA. The offer price will be €28 per share, which assumes a €0.50 dividend that CEPSA will pay out prior to the settlement of the takeover bid (otherwise, the price would be adjusted so that the amount received by shareholders who accept the offer, adding up the price plus the dividend, would be €28.50 per share).

  • TOTAL has undertaken to tender all of the shares it owns in CEPSA in this offer, representing 48.83% of the share capital
  • The offer price has been set at €28 per share, plus a dividend of €0.50 which will be paid out to shareholders before the settlement of the bid
  • The transaction is conditional on obtaining all the required approvals and clearances from the Spanish Securities Market Commission (CNMV) and the competition authorities

As a result, the total deal would be valued at approximately €3,970 million if the offer were to be accepted by all shareholders. TOTAL has irrevocably undertaken to tender all of the shares it owns in this offer, equivalent to 48.83% of CEPSA’s share capital. These shares are held by TOTAL through its subsidiary Odival. The takeover bid, apart from requiring authorization from the Spanish Securities Market Commission, CNMV, must also obtain the necessary approvals and clearances from the competition authorities.”

Read more: CEPSA Press Release

Turkey Wealth Fund Corrals Investors Toward Domestic Projects

The Turkey Wealth Fund is continuing talks with other global asset owners and financial institutions to lure capital toward projects and assets within the country. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ardian Auctions Off €1 Billion in Infrastructure Assets to APG

French private equity giant Ardian has auctioned off an undisclosed stake in a portfolio of European infrastructure assets valued at €1 billion to Dutch asset owner manager APG Investments. APG, which first invested in the portfolio in 2006, plans on buying out partnership interests in the portfolio held by other investors. French multinational insurance firm AXA SA will retain its stake as a co-owner of the portfolio alongside APG, with Ardian staying on as asset manager and advisor. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approval.

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Tribal Council Approves Cherokee Nation Sovereign Wealth Fund Act

Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the creation of the Cherokee Nation Sovereign Wealth Fund Act to establish a fund to ensure the continuation of tribal operations and the general welfare of tribal citizens.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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