Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
There's quite a bit of speculation around at the moment, but what is known is that Morgan Stanley has been increasing the amount of TUI shares they own.
Several people suspect that hedge funds are interested in TUI, but that's currently on a speculation level... also, the German company Oetker has been rumored to be interested in TUI, because they declared that they were interested in taking over the Hapag Lloyd shipping line - but even they've now declared that they're not interested in taking over TUI...
I guess we'll have to wait and see... a few friends of mine work for TUI in Hannover, so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for them...
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8222 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
If the buyer only cares about the shipping (containers and logistics) side of the business, it is likely that the travel side of the business will be spun-off. Then the new owner can float it in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, sell all of it to someone interested in buying it, or engage an investment bank to find a buyer.