DEPA infrastructure privatization attracts 9 international investors in Greece

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DEPA infrastructure privatization attracts 9 international investors in GreeceNew firm to be created by the partial division of the Greek public natural gas company's (DEPA) infrastructure section

Nine groups submitted a letter of interest in the full ownership of DEPA Infrastructure, a new firm to be created by the partial division of the Greek public natural gas company's (DEPA) infrastructure section, by the deadline on Friday, ANA reports.

Currently, DEPA is controlled by HRADF, Greece's privatization fund (65 pct) and Hellenic Petroleum (35 pct). Following the partial division, the two shareholders will own the corresponding stakes in DEPA Infrastrucutre, and act as its joint sellers.

In the phase that concluded on Friday, Greek officials said the following companies expressed interest, in alphabetical order:

- ANTIN INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS  SAS (private capital investments focused on infrastructure investments)
- CHINA RESOURCES GAS (HONG KONG) INVESTMENT LIMITED (the top natural gas group of companies in China, focused on gas distribution)
- EP INVESTMENT ADVISORS (energy group in Central Europe, producer, transporter and distributor of natural gas)
- FIRST STATE INVESTMENTS (European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II, based in Australia; also participating in phase II in the sale of a 30 pct stake in the Athens International Airport share capital)
- ISQUARED CAPITAL ADVISORS (UK) LLP (international independent investment manager focused on energy, utilities, telecoms and transport)
- ITALGAS SpA (Italy's largest natural gas distributor, third largest grid manager in Europe)
- KKR (KKR Global Infrastructure Investors III LP; international investors in infrastructures, inter alia)
- MAQOUARIE (MEIF 6 DI HOLDINGS; one of the top 50 asset managers globally)
- SINO-CEE FUND & SHANGHAI DAZHONG PUBLIC UTILITIES (GROUP) Co., Ltd. (private capital company related to the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, connecting China to the rest of the world)    

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