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Innogy SE: Due diligence regarding certain business activities granted

Just a few weeks after it E.ON Verwaltungs SE announced its intention to make an offer for the shares of Innogy in mid-March, the company received a request by an interested acquirer to grant a due diligence regarding its business activities in the Czech Republic and to provide selected information on the respective business activities. Also, the company received expressions of interest for certain business activities in the divisions Renewables, Retail and Grid& Infrastructure.

E.On plans to offer a cash consideration of EUR 36.76 per Innogy share via a voluntary public takeover offer. In addition shareholders would receive dividends paid for the financial years 2017 and 2018, which are estimated to amount to EUR 3.24 per share.

At this stage, it is still open whether and on what terms offers for individual business activities will be submitted and if they could have an impact on the voluntary offer by E.ON.


DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA: Stabilization efforts reduce net IPO proceeds for Deutsche Bank

According to the homepage of DWS, the shareholding of Deutsche Bank AG amounts to 77.75%. This information is based on the information contained in a voting rights notification published at the time of the IPO.

Already four weeks later this information is no longer current. During this period, Credit Suisse acquired shares via stabilization measures, thus ending up with approximately 3.5 million shares, which are supposed to return to Deutsche Bank, raising its holding in DWS to approximately 79.5 percent, and reducing the already disappointing net proceeds from the IPO from 1.4 bn to EUR 1.33 bn. Still, the share price remained well below the issue price.