First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The European Commission has given the go-ahead for an acquisition of Spanish highway firm Abertis by German construction company Hochtief. Hochtief is itself a subsidiary of Spanish construction firm ACS but the EC ruling says that there are no competition issues in the markets affected by the deal. Spain’s highway concession market is covered by a regulatory system to minimise the risk of any one company reaching a position that is too dominant. With the EC ruling having been given on the deal, Spain’s stock market regulator, CNMV, is now giving its go ahead for the deal.