Elia receives notification from IFM that it intends to sell remaining 20% in Eurogrid, the holding company above German transmission system operator 50Hertz


The Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) Elia System Operator SA/NV (‘Elia’) has received a notification from IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (‘IFM’) that it intends to sell its remaining 20% share in Eurogrid International (‘Eurogrid’), the holding company of the German TSO 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (‘50Hertz’).

As the main shareholder of Eurogrid (80%), Elia now has two months to decide on whether it wants to exercise its pre-emption right. The notification follows an earlier transaction closed on April 26th 2018 when Elia increased its shareholding in Eurogrid from 60 to 80% and took full control of 50Hertz.