BME: SIX also considers bid
(CercleFinance.com) - Swiss financial infrastructure group SIX said on Monday that it was considering launching a takeover bid on Spanish stock exchange operator BME, which is also being eyed up by Euronext.
SIX today announced in a statement that it intends to make an all-cash voluntary tender offer for "Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles" to create the third largest European financial market infrastructure group.
The all-cash voluntary tender offer for 100% of BME's share capital would be made at a price of 34 euros per share, SIX said, implying a total price of 2.8 billion euros.
In comparison, the BME share closed at 25.4 euros last Friday.
The move comes as Euronext confirmed this morning that it was in talks with BME regarding a potential offer.
Unsurprisingly, the Madrid-listed BME share soared 38% to 35 euros after all these announcements were made.
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