Akenerji, owned by CEZ and Akkok Group, got more than 20 potential bidders for their stakes in the company, Vatan reported, citing Akkok CEO Mehmet Ali Berkman. CEZ and Akkok each own 37.5% of Akenerji while the remaining 25% is traded on the Istanbul stock exchange.
Given the fact that Turkey is one of Europe’s most dynamic power markets, it’s no surprise that there’s a vivid interest in CEZ’s Akenerji stake. In the latest conference call, CEZ said it will only exit Turkey if it gets prices which reflect the appealing fundamentals of the Turkish market. We calculate that CEZ will get ca. CZK 6.3bn (the current market cap of Akenerji with a 15% controlling premium). We see the news as neutral.