9-Jun-2010 12:33 PM

UK Government considers sale of half its stake in NATS

UK Government is considering plans to sell half its stake in NATS to pay down a deficit with the Government to either keep its stake at 49%, cut it to 25% or sell the entire stake but retain a golden share (Reuters, 07-Jun-2010). The Government is said to be weighing up the options of conducting either an IPO or a private sale.