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Abraaj To Consider Options For Pakistan K-Electric Stake

Abraaj To Consider Options For Pakistan K-Electric Stake

Abraaj bought a controlling stake in KES Power, the majority shareholder in K-Electric, in 2009.

Abraaj Group has mandated Citigroup to evaluate options for its indirect stake in Pakistani utility K-Electric, the Dubai-based private equity firm said on Monday.

Abraaj bought a controlling stake in KES Power, the majority shareholder in K-Electric, in 2009.

Karachi-based K-Electric made a net profit of $70 million in 2013, Abraaj said. This compares with a net loss of $197 million in 2009.

KES Power holds a 69.2 per cent stake in K-Electric, according to a company presentation this month. The Pakistani government owns 24.4 per cent.

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