© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: View of SAS Airbus A321 and A320neo plane at Kastrup Airport parked on the tarmac, after pilots of Scandinavian Airways went on strike, in Kastrup, Denmark July 4, 2022. TT Information Company/Johan Nilsson by way of REUTERS/File Photograph
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Scandinavian airline SAS stated on Tuesday it was evaluating closing bids in an fairness fundraising that closed a day earlier, and which is a part of an ongoing chapter safety course of.
The Sweden-listed firm, which has been underneath U.S. “chapter 11” chapter safety since July 2022, has since June prolonged the deadline for closing bids twice, on the request of bidders.
“SAS will announce the profitable bidder or bidders as quickly because the analysis course of has been accomplished,” it stated in a press release.
Denmark, the airline’s largest proprietor alongside Sweden, has stated it’s prepared to take a position extra in SAS if different buyers have been to take a majority stake.
Reuters reported in Might that U.S. asset supervisor Apollo International Administration (NYSE:) Inc deliberate to use for approval from Swedish and Danish regulators to take a majority stake in SAS as a part of its rescue plan.
The long-struggling service reported earlier a web lack of 4.41 billion Swedish crowns ($398 million) for the November by August interval.
In its fiscal third quarter by July, it made its first quarterly pretax revenue since late 2019, aided by decrease gasoline prices, larger ticket costs and powerful demand.
SAS initially aimed to finish its restructuring by July, however the goal has slipped to the tip of the 12 months.
Shares within the group have been down 2% in mid-morning commerce, taking a year-to-date fall to 36%.
($1 = 11.0744 Swedish crowns)