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SUEZ acquires Itochu Group's 33.4% minority stake in Canaragua, Spain

  • SUEZ acquires Itochu Group's 33.4% minority stake in Canaragua, Spain
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  •  SUEZ announces the acquisition of Itochu's 33.4% minority stake in Canaragua, the leading water services operator in the Canary Islands.
  • Through this acquisition, the Group strengthens its presence in Spain and leverage its unique technological know-how in the management of full water cycle services.
  • The transaction, amounting to c.€37m, values Canaragua at an enterprise value of c. €111m.

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SUEZ
As an expert in water and waste for 150 years that is present on the 5 continents, SUEZ harnesses all its capacity for innovation to work for the efficient and sustainable management of resources.
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SUEZ has acquired Itochu Group's 33.4% minority stake in Canaragua for an amount of €37 million ($44.8 million). SUEZ now holds 100% of Canaragua, thereby strengthening its ability to accelerate growth in both results and revenues in the coming years.

Following the recent announcement of the acquisition of the minority interests in SUEZ NWS and Suyu in China, the Group is pursuing in Spain its selective capital reallocation objectives identified in Shaping SUEZ 2030. Thanks to an optimized and simplified structure of its activities, the Group strengthens its ability to win large and high value-added contracts, while creating more value for its stakeholders.

Canaragua is the leader operator in water management in the Canary Islands, operating in 6 of the 8 islands of the archipelago and serving daily a population of 1.1 million inhabitants. Through this operation, Canaragua is strengthened as an essential actor in the transformation of the Canary Islands. The company pursues the promotion of a model of long-term sustainable economic growth, capable of facing and answering the present and future challenges of the islands. In 2019, Canaragua generated revenues of c. €91 million and an EBITDA of c.€16 million.

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