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Soros group warming on Eurobank

By Giorgos Mantelas

The countdown for the share capital increase of Eurobank started a week ago and Kathimerini has learned that even the George Soros group has expressed an interest in acquiring the lender that is fully state-controlled.

Sources say that Soros group officials are seriously examining the possibility of entering the process for the sale of a controlling stake to a strategic investor, provided that the terms (mainly the price of each share for the transaction) are attractive and favorable. The same sources say that if this group decides to make a move to acquire Eurobank, the benefits will be multiple.

Another strong element for the success of the tender for Eurobank will be the likely participation of Apollon, a US fund that is considered one of the three or four biggest in its category in the world, according to sources in the know on the other side of the Atlantic.

Three more funds have requested additional information on the Eurobank project, with Canadian Fairfax being another very likely participant in the process, given it already has a presence in the Eurobank group through its stake in Eurobank Properties.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday December 8, 2013 (21:31)  
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