Teixeira Duarte will sell its 7.5% interest in Lusoponte to the French Vinci and Mota-Engil, who exercised their pre-emptive right in place of a Chinese company, according to a statement to the company. market.
On 21 June it was announced that the Teixeira Duarte group was negotiating the sale of its 7.5% interest in Lusoponte – Concessionária for Travessia do Tejo with a Chinese company, the China Investment Group Global Investment Company, for 23.3 million.
However, the sale of the 375,000 shares owned by Teixeira Duarte in Lusoponte was still subject to preventive rights and today the group informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that "the preventive rights were exercised". by the shareholders of Lusoponte & Vinci Highways, SAS & # 39; and & # 39; Lineas – Concessões de Transportes, SGPS, SA & # 39;
For example, Teixeira Duarte signed two contracts last Thursday (23 August) for the sale of its stake to these two companies for the same amount negotiated with the Chinese company.
À Vinci Highways sold 185,625 shares of Lusoponte for 11,766,500 euros (approximately 11.77 million euros) and Lineas, of Mota-Engil, sold 189,375 shares for 11,533,500 euros (11.53 million euros).
Still in the communiqué at the CMVM, the group states that the sale of its interest "is still subject to other procedures, namely by Lusoponte, especially the financing entities" and estimates that the company has an impact of 18 million euros, the same amount of previously advanced.
The sale of the participation of Teixeira Duarte in Lusoponte, the concessionaire of the Vasco da Gama and bridges of April 25, is part of the agreement with the bank to reduce the obligations of the banking sector in the construction sector.
In April, Teixeira Duarte informed the market that it had entered into an agreement with BCP, CGD and Novo Banco for "a significant reduction in bank obligations, in accordance with an asset disposal program of around EUR 500 million."
Teixeira Duarte incurred losses of 2,092 million euros in the first quarter of this year, amounting to losses of 8,862 million euros recorded in the same period last year.
In June, the group agreed to sell the entire capital of Lagoas Park to a subsidiary of the investment fund Kildare, based on a value of 375 million euros.
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