Essal Close to Sale Decision

Essal Close to Sale Decision

Chile Equity M&A

Chile’s Essal water utility is close to making a decision about a possible M&A deal or an IPO, perhaps as soon as the next 3-4 weeks, a person familiar with the matter says. Options include a public offering of shares or a block sale to strategic partners, as government entity Corporacion de Fomento de la Produccion (Corfo) looks to reduce its 45% position to about 5%. Timing of a public transaction would depend on market conditions improving. A sale would follow the pattern set in public s

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