Abertis Infraestructuras SA (ABE.MC)
ROME, April 21 Italian toll-road operator Atlantia is interested in acquiring Spain's Abertis , but only if a deal can be agreed, and does not see a need to sell any of Abertis's assets to fund it, Atlantia's chief executive said on Friday.
ROME Atlantia's CEO Giovanni Castellucci said the Italian toll-road operator was interested in a tie-up with rival Abertis only if the takeover could be conducted in a friendly manner, involving the Spanish group's top shareholder La Caixa.
* FFP and Abertis entered into agreement providing for acquisition by Abertis of 5.1 percent interest held by FFP in Holding d’Infrastructures de Transport (HIT), which holds 100 percent of Sanef
* Abertis up as market weighs Atlantia's takeover plan (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)
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April 18 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:
* Takeover would be friendly, cash-and-shares offer likely-source (adds Atlantia, Abertis statements, details)