AWE’s independent expert says Mitsui’s offer is fair

Company News

by Jessica Amir

Oil and gas company, AWE (ASX:AWE) has told shareholders to reject the under takeover bid from the Chinese state-owned firm, China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group (CERCG) for $0.73 and accept Mitsui & Co’s takeover offer of $0.95 per share.

It comes as AWE released an independent expert report stating that Mitsui’s offer is fair and reasonable.

Independent expert, Grant Thornton Corp made their judgement as they valued AWE’s shares in the range of $0.78 to $1.06.

Mitsui’s offer is valid to 23 March 2018 at 7pm unless its extended.

AWE shares closed flat yesterday at $0.96.

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 after having worked in financial advising for seven years and in TV journalism for seven years, specialising in finance, equities and analysis. She has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Australia, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and ex Treasurer Jo Hockey. Jessica has worked as a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business, ABC24 and has also been a regional Channel 7 and 9 TV reporter with Prime7 and Win News.