Ferrovial Makes `Final' A$769 Million Bid for Broadspectrumby
Sweetened bid of A$1.50 a share is `best and final' offer
Australia's Broadspectrum rejected A$1.35-a-share proposal
Spain’s Ferrovial SA raised its bid for Broadspectrum Ltd. by 11 percent to A$769 million ($580 million) and said it’s the best offer it will make for the Australian services provider.
Ferrovial upped its offer to A$1.50 a share in cash, it said in a statement Wednesday. That’s up from a A$1.35 proposal that Broadspectrum rejected in January. The target’s stock closed at A$1.25 in Sydney on Tuesday.
Formerly known as Transfield Services Ltd., Broadspectrum had rejected a previous A$2-a-share proposal from Madrid-based Ferrovial in December 2014.
Ferrovial said the latest proposal is its “best and final offer” unless there’s a superior rival bid. The offer closes on May 2 and is conditional on an 50.01 percent minimum acceptance level.