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Meridiam dreams of making the future Suez an international group


Allied to Veolia in its takeover bid, the fund hopes to buy other subsidiaries from it other than the only French assets of Suez.

For months, he had withdrawn from the war between Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia, and the duo composed of Philippe Varin and Bertrand Camus, respectively president and CEO of Suez.

Thierry Déau, the president of Meridiam, comes out of his silence in an interview with

Le Figaro


And he intends to defend his interests in the takeover bid launched by Veolia against Suez.

The investment fund that he created in 1995 is in fact allied with Veolia in its takeover bid.

And he does not intend to let himself be overtaken by the consortium of Ardian and GIP funds, associated with the managers of Suez.

The latter are ready to accept a takeover bid from Veolia, on condition that Ardian and GIP recover French and international assets from Suez, generating sales of 9.1 billion euros.

Otherwise the future Suez would not be powerful enough.

“We are not talking about an industrial project, but about the decline of France and the renunciation of investing in France,

denounces Thierry Déau.

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Source: lefigaro

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