Qatar raises $614m by selling stake in Germany's Hochtief

Spanish builder ACS buys 5.8% stake in Hochtief after Qatar Investment Authority divests interest as part of portfolio reshuffle
Qatar raises $614m by selling stake in Germany's Hochtief
The headquarters of Qatar Investment Authority.
By Reuters
Tue 13 Oct 2015 02:09 PM

Spanish builder ACS has bought a 5.8 percent stake in Hochtief to raise its holding in the German group to 66.54 percent.

The shares were part of a placement by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), which divested its Hochtief stake of around 10 percent as part of a portfolio reshuffle.

QIA placed 7 million shares in Hochtief for 77 euros apiece, fetching around 540 million euros ($614 million), it said in a statement.

Morgan Stanley had offered the shares in an accelerated bookbuilding with a guidance of 76.50 euros to the market close of 81.78 euros.

The QIA has been reviewing its investment strategy as a result of lower oil prices and following the appointment of a new chief executive in December.

It sold a 1.1 percent stake in French construction group Vinci last week.

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