Future sell-offs in doubt despite Loto share success

The partial privatisation of the lottery monopoly Française des Jeux last November has been judged a success.

It has, however, raised questions about whether further privatisations, in particular of Groupe ADP – the new name for Aéroports de Paris– and the electricity, water and gas company Engie (the new name for Suez) will take place.

Opponents of ADP’s privatisation launched an online petition against it which, by February 3, had reached 1,027,228 signatures.

If it reaches four million signatures by April, the privatisation plans will be put to a national referendum.

Antoine Denry, director of strategy at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Paris, said: “It is difficult to ...

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