(Updates with deadline for bids in third paragraph, share prices in fourth.)
Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Vinci SA of France, Carlyle Group LP and the Qatar Investment Authority didn’t place bids for Turkish airport operator TAV Havalimanlari Holding AS, said Hamdi Akin, the chairman of TAV’s owner Akfen Holding AS, denying earlier media reports.
“At the moment there are no such bids and the news is incorrect,” Akin said in an interview in Istanbul today. “There are no such names.”
Akfen and partner Tepe will receive bids for TAV on Feb. 17 or Feb. 21, Akin said.
Akfen fell 0.4 percent to 8.96 liras at 11:25 a.m. in Istanbul, reversing earlier gains. TAV declined 0.7 percent to 8.42 liras, after advancing earlier.
Vinci SA, Carlyle and QIA are the leading bidders for a 36 percent stake in TAV, Reuters reported on Feb. 3, citing three people it didn’t identify.
Six companies, including Aeroports de Paris, are interested in buying TAV, Vatan newspaper reported on Dec. 16.
Akfen and Tepe hired Credit Suisse for a possible sale of a stake in September.
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