The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), a member of the HCAP Group, announces that nine Interested Parties have submitted an Expression of Interest for the acquisition of a majority stake of at least 67% of the “Heraklion Port Authority” (HPA S.A.).
Expressions of Interest were submitted by the following Interested Parties (in alphabetical order):
- Consortium composed of the companies AKTOR CONCESSIONS S.A – ATTICA GROUP
- Consortium “GRAY PIER HERAKLION PORT”, composed of the companies INDUSTRIAL & HOTEL ENTERPRISES S.A. – H. KIRIAKIDIS MARBELS-GRANITES S.A.
- Consortium composed of the companies GEK TERNA S.A. – AVIAREPS HELLAS S.A.
- Consortium composed of the companies GRIMALDI EUROMED S.p.A. – MINOAN LINES SHIPPING S.A.
- Consortium composed of the companies PORTEK INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE LIMITED – GPH CRUISE PORT FINANCE LTD.
- Consortium composed of the companies SEKAVIN S.A. – GOLDENSTEP SHIPPING LIMITED
- OLETE LMITED
- TEKAL S.A.
- THESSALONIKI PORT AUTHORITY S.A.
HRADF’s advisors will evaluate the aforementioned Expressions of Interest and submit their recommendation to the Fund’s Board of Directors regarding the candidates that qualify for the next phase of the tender (binding offers phase).
The Heraklion Port Authority has the right to exclusively use and operate the buildings, land and facilities of the port land-side zone of Heraklion’s port by virtue of a concession agreement with the Hellenic Republic.
The Interested Parties
|Global Ports Holding (GPH) CRUISE PORT FINANCE (Subsidiary of Global Investment Holdings)||Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH) is the the ports related, LSE listed subsidiary of Global Investment Holdings (GIH) a diversified conglomerate focused in port infrastructure, renewables and clean energy generation, compressed natural gas distribution and mining, as well as real estate development and brokerage & asset management. GPH is the largest independent cruise port operator in the world, currently operating 21 ports, including two commercial ports, in 13 different countries on 4 continents, serving approximately 14 million passengers annually, with an established presence in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia-Pacific regions.|
|Portek International Private Ltd
|Portek is a subsidiary of Japanese Mitsui & Co. Ltd., headquartered in Singapore with offices in over 10 countries throughout Asia, Europe and Africa. The company is an operator of 7 medium-sized ports and an one-stop provider of port equipment engineering and information technology solutions to ports around the world.|
|AKTOR CONCESSIONS (ELLAKTOR GROUP)
|Subsidiary of the ELLAKTOR Group, one of the largest infrastructure groups in Greece and one of the leaders in Southeastern Europe, employing about 6,000 people. AKTOR CONCESSIONS is the largest concessions company in Greece, covering the whole spectrum of activities: financing, design, construction, maintenance and operation. Its active concessions include the operation and management of the Alimos Marina, participations in motorways (Attiki Odos, Moreas, Olumpia Odos, the Aegean Motorway), the Rion – Antirrion Bridge, car park concessions and their operations.|
|Attica Group||ATTICA SA HOLDINGS (Attica Group) is the ATHEX-listed parent company of Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways. The Group specialises in the provision of maritime transport services for passengers and trucks in the Eastern Mediterranean, serving 60 destinations, both in Greece and abroad (Greece-Italy and Morocco-Spain routes) through its fleet of 32 passenger-car ferries and speedboats.|
|AVIAREPS HELLAS SA
|AVIAREPS HELLAS SA is an important business group with activities extending from ground handling, tourism, aviation, logistics and cargo services such as Swissport Hellas and Skyserv, as well as Sky Express. The group is distinguished for providing quality, safety, specialization, innovation and use of new technologies.|
|GEK Terna Group||GEK TERNA GROUP is a leading business Group in Greece, with operations in the fields of infrastructure, energy production, supply and trade from thermal sources and Renewables, concessions, waste management and real estate development & management. The Group operates in Greece, Central and Southeastern Europe, the USA and the Middle East, with a total number of 4,400 employees around the world.|
|KARATZIS INDUSTRIAL & HOTEL ENTERPRISES
|KARATZIS S.A. is a world leader in the manufacturing of innovative netting materials with an active commercial presence in more than 70 countries and production facilities in Greece and Germany. The Group is also active, through selective investments, in the Renewable Energy via the construction of photovoltaic parks [in Katerini, Larisa, Viotia and Heraklion and Tourism sectors, owning a luxury all-inclusive complex of hotels and bungalows in Crete.|
|F.H.L. I. KYRIAKIDIS Marbles & Granites S.Α.||The F.H.L. I. KYRIAKIDIS Marbles & Granites SA is active in the extraction, processing and marketing marbles and granites in the field of natural rocks, being famous worldwide mainly through its dominance in the white marble sector. It owns various quarries in Greece, a marble processing plant, a dry mortar and glue factory, an international transport company and marble trading companies in Greece and Italy.
|Grimaldi Euromed / Minoan Lines||Grimaldi Euromed, is part of the Grimaldi Group, a multinational logistics Group specialised in the operation of roll-on/roll-off vessels, car carriers and ferries. Through its maritime services, the company transports cars, any type of rolling cargo, containers, palletised/unitised cargo and passengers. In addition, the Grimaldi Group operates a network of about twenty terminals in Europe, Egypt and the USA, handling rolling cargo, containers and general cargo. Minoan Lines is also part of the Grimaldi Group with a fleet of 6 ships.|
|SEKAVIN||SEKAVIN S.A. is a leading physical supplier, specializing in the supply of fuel oils, distillates and lubricants in the wider area of Piraeus port, Agioi Theodoroi and Syros island.|
|Goldenstep Shipping Ltd||Member of the Seajets Group that operates the largest network of high speed vessels worldwide, coving more than 250 connections from Piraeus, Rafina and Crete to the islands of Cyclades with a fleet of 17 vessels.|
|ΟLETE (Cyprus)||A privately owned company, registered in Cyprus.|
|ThPA – Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A||It the Port Authority that manages the largest port of Northern Greece, that of Thessaloniki, under a Concession Agreement with the Hellenic Republic. OLTH is an ATHEX-listed company that is managed by a consortium of Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH (DIEP) / Terminal Link / Belterra since 2018.|
|TEKAL S.A||TEKAL S.A. is a Greek construction company with expertise in marine construction as well as in specialized construction projects, operating in civil engineering, building, mechanical and various services related to these sectors throughout the country and in the wider are of S. Europe.|