French partner for Turkish corporate giant
Atatürk Airport , DHA
A 38 percent interest
in TAV Airport Holding, which operates 10 Turkish airports including Istanbul’s
Atatürk Airport, was
purchased by the French
company Aéroports de Paris
Management for a total of $874 million.
Aéroports de Paris Management
bought 18 percent of TAV’s total shares from each of Tepe İnşaat and Akfen,
paying 414 million dollars for each block of shares. The company also
purchased another two percent of TAV’s shares from the portfolio of Sera Yapı
for $46 million, for a total of 38 percent of TAV held by the French company.
Aéroports de Paris
will present 3 nominees for TAV’s board of directors, but the chairman will
remain the same.
company, Vinci, had also made an offer, but the company did not raise its bid
last week, due to a disagreement about sharing chairs on TAV’s board of
directors, Reuters reported.