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Research Update: French Retailer PPR S.A. 'BBB-/A-3' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Stable; Off Watch Neg Jul 07
Standard & Poors, July 2007
On July 18, 2007, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB-/A-3' corporate credit ratings on French diversified and luxury retailer PPR S.A. and removed them from CreditWatch where they had been placed with negative implications on April 10, 2007, following the announcement of the group's takeover bid for German sportswear group Puma. The outlook is stable. The ratings affirmation is underpinned by the strength of PPR's business profile, which will be further enhanced by Puma and by the fact that financial measures will bottom out above the very aggressive levels that would have been reached if all Puma's shareholders had tendered their shares. PPR acquired only 62% of Puma's shares for a total consideration of about -3.3 billion, whereas...
Companies mentioned in this report are: PPR S.A.
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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