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Aggreko exits London Stock Exchange after £2.3bn takeover

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The Glasgow-based temporary power generator ceased to be a public company following its £2.3 billion acquisition by TDR Capital and I Squared Capital

There was a landmark moment for the Scottish corporate scene yesterday morning when Aggreko departed the London Stock Exchange.

The Glasgow-based temporary power generator de-listed from the market and had trading in its shares cancelled after its return to private ownership. The company was de-listed yesterday morning.

Aggreko ceased to be a public company following its £2.3 billion acquisition by private equity players TDR Capital and I Squared Capital. First unveiled in March, the deal followed a volatile few years on the stock market for the company, which saw its shares peak at more than £24 in 2012 but was trading at around £6 in the days before the takeover approach was announced in February.

The sale means Aggreko has become the latest in a series of major listed Scottish companies to lose their independence through takeover, following the likes of ScottishPower, Scottish & Newcastle, and Stakis.

In the takeover document, the new owners sought to underline their continuing commitment to Scotland, declaring that they have “no intention of making any material changes to the conditions of employment or to the balance of skills and functions of the Aggreko Group’s employees or management”.

Aggreko employs nearly 300 people at Lomondgate in Dumbarton, and has about 6,000 employees around the world.

Aggreko said: Further to the announcement made by Aggreko plc on 10 August 2021, Aggreko today announces that, following an application by Aggreko, the Financial Conduct Authority has cancelled the listing of Aggreko Shares on the premium listing segment of the Official List and the London Stock Exchange has cancelled the trading of Aggreko Shares on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities.

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