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Last week, a first conference was held for those interested in investing in the Israel Postal Company. The video meeting, which was organised by the Government Companies Authority, was attended not only by Israeli investors, such as the wealthy Fuhrer family of industrialists or the local private equity companies Fortissimo Capital and Kedma Fund, but also by guests from the USA. The financial newspaper »Globes« (11.08.) reported, citing 'sources', that representatives of UPS also took part in the digital meeting. Further details were not disclosed.

According to the original plans, Israel wants to sell 40% of the shares in the post office in two tranches. 20% is to be sold to an external investor, another 20% is to be placed on the stock exchange. Plans to privatise the postal service are dragging on since 2018 due to repeated elections and the resulting delays in forming a government (CEP News 28/18).

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Otto Group has found an investor for Hermes. As the group announced on Monday this week, the investment company Advent International will take over 25% of the shares in Hermes Germany and a 75% stake in Hermes UK. According to the announcement, the agreement with the private equity company has already been signed.

Advent's shareholding also includes other subsidiaries of Hermes Germany, Borderguru and Liefery (CEP News 30/15) as well as the share in the parcel locker joint venture Parcellock (CEP News 36/15). Hermes' activities in Russia, France ('Mondial Relay') and Austria, the holding company Hermes Europe and the companies not involved in parcel delivery (Hermes Fulfilment, Hermes Einrichtungs Service, Girard Agediss, Hansecontrol and Otto International) are not affected by the partnership.

According to Otto Executive Board member Kay Schiebur, the partnership gives both companies 'further scope for important investments and thus creates optimal conditions for further growth'. The amount of the investment has not been announced. Market observers agree that Advent has taken a stake in the loss-making German business (CEP News 24/20) in order to be able to take over the majority of the profitable business in the UK.


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