Berlin, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf According to the financial community, the federal government is preparing for a possible entry into the gas merchant Uniper Before, which fell into crisis due to rising energy prices. It is being discussed that the federal government could subscribe to a package of new shares of up to 25 per cent with a nominal value of €1.70 per certificate in the capital increase. This is equivalent to 150 million euros.
In addition, according to Chambers, silent participation is being discussed by the federal government, which is a proprietary instrument without voting rights. The size of this could reach between three and five billion euros.
However, how the state bailout is structured concretely also depends on the extent to which energy traders like Uniper are allowed to pass on higher purchase prices for gas to consumers in the future without taking into account existing supply contracts. Uniper declined to comment on the details of the talks.
Uniper: Federal Government Reviewing Energy Security Act
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