Veolia Environnement closes the acquisition of the 50% stake held by FCC in
PARIS -- November 28, 2013
Veolia Environnement (Paris:VIE) announces the closing of the acquisition of
the 50% stake held by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) in Proactiva
Medio Ambiente. The transaction amounts to €150 million and makes Proactiva a
wholly owned Veolia Environnement subsidiary.
This acquisition will enable Veolia Environnement to consolidate its position
in Latin America in water, wastewater services and waste management in
accordance with its strategy to develop in fast growing areas.
The transaction will have a neutral impact on Veolia’s 2014 leverage ratio
objective and will be accretive to net income from 2014, prior to purchase
Proactiva will be consolidated in the Group’s accounts from December 1, 2013.
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide
reference in environmental solutions. With 220,000 employees*, the company has
operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the
needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments:
water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement
recorded revenue of €29.4 billion* in 2012. www.veolia.com
(*) Excluding VeoliaTransdev employees and revenues currently under divestment
(and before implementation of IFRS 10-11-12)
Veolia Environnement is a corporation listed on the NYSE and Euronext Paris.
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