(ANSA) – MILAN, 01 FEB – Saipem remains in the eye of the storm. The fall in the stock market does not stop, which reached 11% this morning, triggered by the profit warning on Monday. The oil engineering giant will need a capital increase, which according to estimates should be around 1-1.5 billion, to face losses that exceed the threshold of one third of the share capital.
“Preliminary contacts” are underway, confirms the group, with the “banking counterparties as well as with the shareholders Eni and Cdp Industria (which respectively hold 30.54% and 12.55%), to verify their willingness to support an adequate financial maneuver “, ie a capital increase. A situation that has alerted Consob, which is following developments with “great attention”, while the shareholders Eni and Cdp have issued a ‘mirror’ note in which they announce that they are “carefully monitoring the situation and will carry out all its own assessments with respect to the themes and scenarios that will be presented by the company itself, in coordination “.