Essal Pulls Plug on Equity Sale

Essal Pulls Plug on Equity Sale

Chile Equity

Corporacion de Fomento de la Produccion (Corfo) pulled the plug on an $80m-$90m offering of shares in water utility Essal after the sale process failed to clear a minimum floor price. The government financial entity is looking to sell 40% of Essal to get its position down to 5%, and had been planning to place 387.7m secondary shares at CLP90-CLP100 per share. It was to be repeat, though at a smaller size, of what Corfo did earlier in the year with its positions in Aguas Andinas, Essbio and Esval

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