Aeromexico Board Supports Delta's Offer Of Increased Stake

By Wallace WitkowskiMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV said its board would accept Delta Air Lines Inc.'s offer to acquire a 49% stake in the company. Back in November, Delta offered to increase its interest in the Mexican airline from its current 4.3% stake for 43.59 pesos a share, and on Feb. 13 boosted that offer to 53 pesos a share because of a decline in the peso. Since November, Aeromexico shares have risen 25% in local currency and last closed at 46.93 pesos a share. Aeromexico, in a statement, said its board "considers such price is both supported from a financial perspective and represents fair value." Delta shares declined 0.1% to $51.15 after hours.

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