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London Gatwick Airport Forum | New owners for Gatwick?
Could be, MAPLC have stated they are definitely interested. Maybe as a joint venture with a private equity outfit or a bank, but they definitely see gatwick as being an acquisition target.
they are reported as wanting to continue to build LGW as a lowcost hub and longhaul IT flight airport, much as it has evolved since Open Skies. The runway expansion also comes due in 2019 when the owners can start applying to build a full second runway.
The plus points on the deal are that it's going to be solidly financed, so no Ferrovial style insecurity. BAA now needs to unload a Scottish airport.
I am not even sure that GMPF was part of the bid, but the connection to the MAPLC owners was through this person who advises the Fund. The appeal is not a complete rejection of the ruling, from what I can see it is a direction to revisit the issue but ensuring that this time there is no possible conflict of interest. It would still apply to the portion of the decision concerning GLA or EDI being sold if the Panel was to rule in the same way, and MAPLC is very interested in buying one of them.
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