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China Merchants to buy Nigeria port operator stake

By: | at 07:00 PM | Ports & Terminals  

China Merchants Holdings International has agreed to form a joint venture that will buy a 47.5 percent stake in a container-terminal operator in Nigeria from Israel’s Zim Integrated Shipping for $154 million.

China Merchants will own 60 percent of the venture, with China-Africa Development Fund (CADF) taking a 40 percent stake after obtaining approval from Chinese regulators, the Chinese port operator said in a statement.

China Development Bank owns CADF, a fund which supports Chinese enterprises in their investment in Africa.

Zim will record a pretax gain of $120 million from the sale, its parent company, Israel Corp , said. Israel Corp shares were up 3.0 percent in morning trade in Tel Aviv. (Reuters)