The Institutional Restructuring Unit (IRU) of Dresdner Bank has sold its entire 25% shareholding in the leading Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Telecinco, incl. a 4.5% green shoe option. The shares were placed as part of the companyâs IPO. The price per share was fixed at the top end of the price range at â¬10.15, valuing Telecinco at â¬2.5 billion and Dresdner Bank's stake at â¬625 million.
Originally, the shareholding in Telecinco served as collateral for a loan of Dresdner Bank to German Kirch Group. Following the insolvency of Kirch Group, Dresdner Bank acquired the stake in the course of the enforcement of such security interest.
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein acted as Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the IPO.
IRU is managing the Bankâs non-strategic assets. Since the beginning of 2003, the IRU has reduced the non-strategic asset portfolio of Dresdner Bank of â¬36 billion by nearly â¬20 billion (as of March 2004).
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