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Research Update: Endesa Ratings Still On Watch Neg On Failed E.ON Bid And New Joint Bid By Enel And Acciona
Standard & Poors, April 2007
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On April 17, 2007, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that its 'A' long-term and 'A-1' short-term corporate credit ratings on Spanish utility Endesa S.A. remain on CreditWatch with negative implications. This follows the announcement by Spain's National Securities Commission (CNMV) on April 10, 2007, of the failure of German energy utility E.ON AG's (AA-/Watch Neg/A-1+) bid for Endesa, and that by Italian utility Enel SpA (A+/Watch Neg/A-1) and Spanish construction company Acciona S.A. (not rated) on April 11, 2007, of their joint takeover bid for Endesa. The ratings on Endesa were placed on CreditWatch on Sept. 6, 2005, at the start of what has since been a very long and protracted bidding war. The CreditWatch status reflects the risks...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Endesa S.A.,Enersis S.A.,E.ON AG,Enel SpA
Action: CreditWatch Update
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
Endesa S.A.,Enersis S.A.,E.ON AG,Enel SpA