According to the most recent report, Ferrovial is extending its takeover offer until May 13, as it aims to get at least 90% of buy-offers accepted by that date and will, upon doing so, de-list Broadspectrum from the ASX.
Allan Gray is Transfield Services’ largest investor, with a stake close to $100 million, as reported three days ago. That figure wiil have diminished recently, with the decline in Transfield Services’ shareprice. Allan Gray is a global investment fund that originated in South Africa and is presently registered in Bermuda. It is also the second-largest shareholder of Fairfax Media. It is part of the Orbis Group.
Transfield’s $1.2 billion contract to run the detention centres on Manus and Nauru is set to expire on October 31st 2015.
As a consequence, there is a great deal of maneuvering going on, most of it behind the scenes. Let’s be clear: for Transfield and rival bids, the stakes are billions of dollars in contracts — not people’s lives.
We call on the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to clearly oppose mandatory detention, immediately sever its links with the National Australia Bank, and to seriously review its approach toward and involvement in the detention industry.