AEI Sells Ensa in Panama and Delsur in El Salvador

Spanish group Iberdrola agreed to buy the Latin American assets of Ashmore Energy International (AEI).

Friday, January 7, 2011

These include Salvadoran distribution company Delsur and Panamanian ENSA, EDEN (Argentina), Elektro (Brazil), CEO (Colombia) and Chilquinta (Chile).

The transaction is valued at $ 8,000 million.

In the case of the Panamanian ENSA, AEI currently has 51% of the company, 48.3% is owned by the state of Panama and 0.7% belongs to company employees.

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Sale of Electricity Shares in Panama

April 2013

On April 19 the prequalification process will be held for companies interested in buying 51% of the shares of the electricity distribution companies in Panama.

"In the tender separate proposals may be submitted for the purchase of 51% shares of Metro Oeste, S.A. (Edemet), Elektra Noreste, S.A. (Ensa) and Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Chiriquí, S.A.", reported

Colombian Investments in Central America

January 2011

EPM Group bought to Ashmore Energy International electricity distribution company ENSA of Panama and DELSUR of El Salvador for $ 200 million.

The Corporate Group EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) is dedicated to providing public services related to electricity, water, sanitation and telecommunications, through 12 subsidiaries. It is owned by the Municipality of Medellín, governed by Colombian commercial law.

State of Guatemala Sued for $672 Million

December 2009

The lawsuit was filed by Iberdrola, main shareholder and operator of EEGSA (Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala, 'Electric Company of Guatemala').

It is the largest in Guatemala's history, and has its root in lack of agreement regarding an energy distribution tax called 'VAD' (Valor Agregado de Distribución), which came into effect on August 2008.

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