This project of acquisition will increase Groupe ADP’s commitment in the company, with a stake brought to 46.12% of TAV Airports' share capital. Tepe İnşaat Sanayi A.Ş. and Sera Yapi Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.Ş., the other two key founding shareholders of TAV Airports, have expressed their support in favour of this transaction and its prospects for TAV Airports.
Meanwhile, Groupe ADP will sell its 49%-stake in TAV Investment, mother company of TAV Yatırım Holding A.Ş. ("TAV Construction"), to Sera Yapi Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and Tepe İnşaat Sanayi A.Ş. for an amount of EUR9 million.
Groupe ADP is thus deploying its international strategy, on the one hand, by increasing its commitment in the airport group TAV Airports as leading shareholder and, on the other hand, at refocusing its activities on its core business with the disposal of its stake in TAV Construction.
Following the completion of this transaction, expected during summer 2017, Groupe ADP will fully consolidate TAV Airports in its financial statements. The share purchase agreements are still subjected to the regulatory approvals.
Following this transaction, Dr. M. Sani Sener will continue in his position as CEO of TAV Airports. M. Edward Arkwright will be proposed to be appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of TAV Airports by the next General Shareholders Meeting. TAV Airports' Board of Directors would still be constituted by a total of 11 members, with 5 members to be appointed by Groupe ADP, 1 for who Tepe can propose a candidate and 1 for who Sera can propose a candidate and 4 independent members to be proposed by the Nomination Committee to the General Shareholder Meeting.
Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Aéroports de Paris SA – Groupe ADP announced:
"The reinforcement of Groupe ADP in the capital of TAV Airports is in the continuity of the solid and virtuous partnership in place since 2012. The acquisition of 8.12% of TAV Airports' shares will enable Groupe ADP to bring its stake to 46.12 % so that to become a leading shareholder of TAV Airports with an increased involvement in this strategic asset. This operation will allow increased cooperation and coordination between Groupe ADP and TAV Airports. Moreover, this transaction shows the confidence that Groupe ADP has in TAV Airports potential of development, especially for the expansion in the fast growing areas such as the Middle East, Africa and Asia, in perfect addition to the management of Istanbul Atatürk airport until 2021. Groupe ADP also renews its trust in the management of TAV Airports, led by a remarkable entrepreneurial spirit. "
Dr. M. Sani Sener, CEO and Executive Board Member of TAV Airports commented:
"Groupe ADP is our leading shareholder. Together, we form a global platform of 26 airports and approximately 245 million passengers to provide best-in-class airport services around the world. This transaction clearly demonstrates Groupe ADP conviction that TAV Airports represents superb growth opportunities in our core markets. The talented human resources pool of TAV Airports is a strategic asset for ADP. The complementary strengths of TAV Airports and Groupe ADP will continue to serve us in creating shareholder value well into the future."