Shanghai Electric takes back its bid to acquire major stake in K-electric


By Web Desk

KARACHI: Shanghai Electric has taken back its offer to purchase up to 66.4 per cent stake in the K-Electric, the Pakistan Stock Exchange was informed on Monday.
The deal between the K-Electric and Shanghai Electric company was repeatedly delayed for last eight years due to regulatory approvals and liquidity constraints, sources said.
The deadline for making a firm offer for the K-Electric stake expired on April 20 and Shanghai Electric withdrawn its bid, the stock exchange informed.

K-Electric (KE) is the only electric company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan, and its adjoining areas.
The government of Pakistan owns a 24.4 per cent stake in K-Electric.
In June last year, Shanghai Electric reiterated its commitment to the deal, which was worth approximately $1.77 billion in 2016 but it would have likely to change.

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