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ContourGlobal shares jump 33% after KKR’s $2.2bln offer – Metro US

ContourGlobal shares jump 33% after KKR’s $2.2bln offer

FILE PHOTO: Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed
FILE PHOTO: Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed on a screen on the floor of the NYSE in New York

LONDON (Reuters) – Shares in London-listed ContourGlobal leapt by a third on Tuesday after U.S. private company KKR agreed to buy the power generation company for 1.75 billion pounds ($2.16 billion) in a bid to expand its renewable energy portfolio.

KKR will pay 263.6 pence for each share of ContourGlobal, according to the deal announced on Tuesday. That represents a 36% premium to the company’s closing price on Monday.

Tuesday’s 33% jump in early European trading took the shares to their highest level since August 2018.

(Reporting by Joice Alves; editing by Marc Jones)

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