LAN Buys Colombia Airline

LAN Buys Colombia Airline

Chile Colombia M&A

Chilean airline LAN says it is acquiring a 99% stake in Colombian peer Aires for $32.5m. Analysts believe the buyer will be assuming Aires' debt, since the acquisition price seems low. LAN says the price will be adjusted according to variations in Aires’ debt between the value at closing of the transaction and the value as stated in the company’s financial statements as of August 31. "This is a very good price for a company that has a 22% market share," says Cristina Acle, a Chile-based equities

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