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Enel SpA Ratings Currently Unchanged On News Of Talks With Acciona About Potential Endesa Bid Mar 07 Product Image

Enel SpA Ratings Currently Unchanged On News Of Talks With Acciona About Potential Endesa Bid Mar 07

  • ID: 1713173
  • March 2007
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • E.ON SE
  • Endesa S.A.
  • Enel SpA
  • MORE

Abstract
MILAN (Standard & Poor's) March 23, 2007--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that its ratings and outlook on Italian utility Enel SpA (A+/Negative/A-1) are not immediately affected by the announcement that the company is in advanced negotiations with Spanish construction company Acciona S.A. regarding the possible launch of a joint tender offer for 100% of Spanish utility Endesa S.A. (A/Watch Neg/A-1). Enel currently owns about 10% of Endesa and has options to reach about 25% once certain regulatory approvals have been obtained. Together with Acciona's 21%, this leads to a prospective joint ownership interest of about 46%. No details on the potential bid have been released at this stage; Enel has only stated that its launch would be conditional...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Endesa S.A.
- E.ON SE
- Enel SpA

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