Macquarie denies Bristol Airport sale

The Australian infrastructure investor has denied rumours that it is selling the UK airport it acquired in 2001. The Prudential's M&G'infrastructure fund and Fortis were among those alleged to have been approached about the sale.

Macquarie has denied press reports that it is sounding out buyers for the UK’s Bristol International Airport.

A Macquarie spokeswoman called the article in The Times this week “entirely speculative”.

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The newspaper had reported that Prudential’s M&G infrastructure fund and insurance group Fortis were among those approached about buying Bristol.

Macquarie and Cintra, a Ferrovial subsidiary, jointly acquired the airport in 2001 for £198 million. In 2006 Macquarie bought Cintra’s 50 percent stake for €158 million.