29 October 2018 – Europa Press
Héctor Colonques Moreno (pictured below, centre), the controlling shareholder of Porcelanosa, has acquired a 4.99% stake in Árima, the company constituted by the former CEO of Axiare, José Luis López de Herrera-Oria, which made its stock market debut last week with a public share offering (OPS).
Colonques has acquired half a million shares in the firm, a package worth €5 million based on the share price of €10 that was set for the IPO.
Nevertheless, that stake is currently worth €4.65 million, given that the firm’s shares are trading at around €9.30.
The investment by the co-owner of Porcelanosa follows others made by institutional investors, which are emerging in the days following the firm’s placement in the register of Spain’s National Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV).
In this way, Bank of Montreal has acquired 9.79% of the share capital of the new Socimi, whilst Morgan Stanley has purchased 9.4% and the fund Pelham Capital another 9.9%.
Árima made its stock market debut last Tuesday, 23 October, after reducing its OPS by one third. It was set at €100 million in the end and its placement period was extended by several days (…).
Original story: Europa Press
Translation: Carmel Drake