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Sumar and Podemos ask the Government to prevent BlackRock from acquiring 20% ​​of Naturgy through GIP

MADRID, 16 Ene.

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Sumar and Podemos ask the Government to prevent BlackRock from acquiring 20% ​​of Naturgy through GIP

MADRID, 16 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -

Sumar's Economy and Finance spokesperson in Congress, Carlos Martín, and the former Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, have asked the Government to prevent BlackRock from buying 20% ​​of the GIP investment fund, which owns 20% of Naturgy .

Last Friday BlackRock announced the purchase of GIP for 11,413 million euros. The transaction would consist of a cash payment of 3,000 million dollars (2,739 million euros) and approximately 12 million BlackRock shares with a value at market close last Thursday of about 9,500 million dollars (8,674 million euros). euros).

"The Government must prevent the takeover of 20% of Naturgy by BlackRock," Martín stated in a message published on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

Next, the representative for Madrid of the plurinational group explained that the investment fund has "colossal dimensions and significant stakes" in 19 important companies in the country.

Among other holdings, the fund holds a 5.25% stake in Iberdrola, 5.048% in ACS, 5.306% in Repsol and 5.08% in Santander, according to the records of the National Securities Market Commission. (CNMV).

"Its growing power threatens our autonomy," concludes Martín regarding BlackRock's different positions in several Ibex 35 companies.

The former Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, has also denounced the operation because energy "is a right, not a business." She has also defended the creation of a public energy company as it is a strategic sector.

"If the vultures want to take control and put democracy at risk, Spain must deepen intervention in this strategic sector and create a public energy company," he defended in a message published on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

"You look at the vultures face to face," he added in his message.