All closing conditions and regulatory approvals have been met for the transaction, which was first announced on 31 March 2015.
The current shareholder structure of ABP is the following:
ABP is the U.K.'s leading ports group; it owns and operates 21 ports in England, Scotland, and Wales. ABP's business as a landlord port owner and operator is underpinned by a diverse cargo base, long-term contracts with a broad mix of blue chip customers and high quality assets.
ABP was taken private in 2006 for £2.8 billion by the above mentioned consortium. At that moment, ABP was de-listed from the London Stock Exchange. In 2013 ABP had revenue of £503.8 million (+6.8 % compared to 2012) and an underlying operating profit of £250 million (+8.8 % compared to 2012). Traffic figures also grew at around 4 % during 2013.
CPPIB is a significant investor in the U.K. and Europe with a total of £23.5 billion (C$44.3 billion) invested across a variety of asset classes as of 31 March 2015. Globally, CPPIB's infrastructure portfolio totalled £8.1 billion (C$15.2 billion) for the same time period.
Hermes Infrastructure, part of Hermes Investment Management which manages £30.1 billion and advises on £124 billion through ESG and stewardship services, invests in high quality infrastructure assets on behalf of its clients and is focused on delivering enhanced risk-adjusted returns for investors.