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Research Update: CIR-Compagnie Industriali Riunite SpA 'BB+/B' Ratings Affirmed; Off Watch; Outlook Negative
Standard & Poors, November 2008
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On Nov. 18, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BB+/B' long- and short-term corporate credit ratings on Italy-based holding company CIR-Compagnie Industriali Riunite SpA (CIR), and removed them from CreditWatch with negative implications, where they had been placed on Aug. 1, 2008. The outlook is negative. At the same time, Standard & Poor's assigned its '3' recovery ratings to CIR's unsecured outstanding bonds and affirmed its 'BB+' issue ratings on this debt. The ratings affirmation follows the recently announced decision by CIR to cancel its demerger project. The ratings on CIR reflect its: Heavy value concentration of its investment portfolio on its 54%-owned power utility Sorgenia, which we view as weak from a credit standpoint, given execution risks...
Companies mentioned in this report are: CIR-Compagnie Industriali Riunite SpA
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
CIR-Compagnie Industriali Riunite SpA