Montenegro, EPCG launched a public call for the sale of its shares

, SEE Energy News

Montenegrin state-owned power utility EPCG published a public call for the sale of 11.813.238 its shares in a block transaction. The minimum price is 8.63 euros per share.

The call is open for energy companies with the portfolio of at least 1,000 MW or with a basic capital of at least 500 million euros and Investment funds that are listed on the organized capital market, have a positive financial result in the last three years, capital of at least one billion euros and investment in energy sector at least 100 million euros in the last five years.

The main criterion for the selection of the best bid will be the offered price per share.

In April, the Ministry of Capital Investments said that it will establish a commission for finding a strategic partner which will acquire 10 % stake in EPCG.

EPCG is a joint stock company in which the state owns 88.65 % of the share capital, and as of September 2019, it has 98 % of the management rights. EPCG acquired 11,813,238 own shares representing 10 % of the share capital, but these shares have no voting rights nor rights to dividend payout, so the state as the majority shareholder de facto acquired complete management rights.

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