New shareholder for Keolis
Keolis one of the main public transport operators
in Europe (turnover of €1.6 billion in 2002
in 9 countries with 27,000 staff members, leader
on the French urban transport market with a
share of 40%), is about to go through a major
reshuffling of its ownership structure with the
sale by the bank BNP-Paribas of its 48.7% share
of the capital of the company.
railways SNCF, which own 43.5% of Keolis, want
to maintain their share and to keep the industrial
and strategic leadership of the company.
The British investment firm 3i is said to be interested.
Updated : June 9, 2004