Paris, December 22, 2016 – On December 21, 2016, the Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia finalized the Transdev Group (Transdev) shareholder reorganization agreement, including Veolia’s withdrawal from Transdev, in association with the draft agreement announced on July 29, 2016.
The first step of the agreement, in which the Caisse des Dépôts was to acquire 20% of Transdev’s capital for €220 million, has been completed. As a result of this transaction, the Caisse des Dépôts now holds 70% of Transdev’s capital and takes exclusive control of Transdev, while Veolia retains, on a transitional basis, 30% of Transdev’s capital.
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