The Mexican businessman Carlos Slim has raised his stake in the Spanish property developer Metrovacesa to 20.24% of the capital.
The operation has been carried out through the company Control Empresarial de Capitales SA, of the FCC construction company, which also controls the magnate.
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According to a statement sent to the CNMV, the Spanish stock market regulator, Slim is already very close to the promoter’s second shareholder, the Spanish bank BBVA.
This financial entity owns 20.84% of Metrovacesa, while the first shareholder is also Spanish Banco Santander, with 49.36%.
FCC launched in March 2022 a public offer for the acquisition of shares (takeover bid) for 24% of the promoter, which would have catapulted it to second position with 29% of the capital. However, in the end it did not succeed, as only 11.47% of the shareholders accepted the operation.
The Mexican telecommunications magnate He became the richest person in Latin America in 2022, and ranked 13th in the list of the world’s greatest fortunes published in April of last year by the magazine Forbes.
The 82-year-old businessman, who gained three positions from 2021, He has a net worth of about $81.2 billion., according to the calculations of the medium. This represents a difference of 18,400 million dollars with respect to the fortune of 62,800 million dollars that was attributed to him two years ago.
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