18 May 2010 16:37 [Source: ICIS news]
The group, Europe's second biggest producer of soda ash, said the IPO was being considered as one option for raising capital to repay major debts owed to a group of banks.
The issuing of new share capital or convertible bonds, as well as the sale of noncore assets, such as the proposed disposal of phosphorous fertilizer unit Fosfory Ciech to fellow Polish chemical company Zaklady Azotowe Tarnow, were other options that could also be used to cut debt, it added.
The treasury ministry has said that Ciech's privatisation process would not be restarted until satisfactory progress had been made in addressing creditors' demands.
The Ciech group encompasses 58 companies including soda ash production units in Poland, Germany and Romania and Poland's sole maker of toluene di-isocyanate (TDI).
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