ABP rejects bid

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Associated British Ports has rejected a takeover bid of 730 pence a share saying that it is “wholly inadequate”.

The bid, described as a “non-binding indicative offer” was made by a consortium made up of Borealis Infrastructure Management, an investment vehicle directed by GIC Special Investments, and Goldman Sachs International.

Associated British Ports, is the UK¹s largest ports group. Its 21 ports, which include Southampton, handle almost a quarter of the country¹s seaborne trade. The group owns and operates AMPORTS in the USA, which handles vehicle imports and exports and provides auto-processing services. The group employs around 3,000 people, mainly at port locations in the UK and USA.

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