Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Suzlon acquires 7.7% of REpower; raises bid to €150 per share

Indian wind power major Suzlon Energy has revised its offer price for REpower Systems of Germany to €150 per share, with an acquisition of 7.7% stake in the German firm. Suzlon has purchased 627,000 shares of REpower Systems through it two step-down, wholly-owned subsidiaries, SE Drive Technik GmbH and Suzlon Windenergie GmbH. With this acquisition, the company has revised the offer price of the voluntary public tender offer to €150 from the €126 for acquiring up to 100% share of REpower. Suzlon has teamed up with Martifer, a unit of Portugal's largest builder, Mota-Engil, to launch a bid for REpower. Martifer owns more than 25% of REpower.

Earlier in March, French nuclear power firm Areva offered €140 per share for REpower, raising its previous offer of €105 by a third, to top Suzlon's bid of €126 per share.

Read The Economic Times article.
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