CIMIC Group Closes In On New Equity Partner For Thiess Mining Business



CIMIC Group is close to bringing in a new equity investor for its Thiess contract mining business, with Executive Chairman, Marcelino Fernández Verdes, saying in its latest financial results that due diligence had been completed and negotiations were expected to be finalised “in the coming days”.

Back in July, CIMIC Group announced it had signed an exclusivity agreement and was in advanced negotiations with funds advised by Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd regarding the potential investment by Elliott into 50% of the share capital of Thiess. This would provide joint control of Thiess to CIMIC and Elliott.

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