PRAGUE/DUESSELDORF, March 27 German insurer
Allianz and Canadian infrastructure investor Borealis
are very close to signing a deal to buy Czech gas transmission
system operator Net4Gas from RWE, sources familiar
with the talks said on Wednesday.
Two sources said the deal was very close to completion.
Another said it could be clinched as soon as Wednesday or
"The talks are close to an end," one source said. "Allianz
and Borealis are the buyers."
RWE and Allianz declined to comment. Officials at Borealis
were not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff, Robert Muller, Jason Hovet, Jan
Korselt and Jonathan Gould; writing by Jan Lopatka, editing by