Since early March, 17 public bids have been launched while only two companies have floated, raising an attractiveness issue for the Paris market.
The Spanish state would have a 14% share in the new entity if the operation goes on.
While family businesses continue to outperform their non-family counterparts and showed greater resilience during Covid-19 turmoil, 80% stress that the pandemic has negatively impacted their business.
Deals involving non-traditional investors have been healthy during the economic downturn in 2020, according to data provider PitchBook.
The US Federal Reserve’s inflation target will now be a 2% average over time.
Global dividends fell $108.1bn to $382.2bn in the second quarter, recording a 22% decline (19.3% underlying) – the worst since 2009, according to Janus Henderson Global Dividends Index (JHGDI).