Brittany Ferries retains a “significant” cash flow. “We are not in suspension of payments,” underlines president Jean-Marc Roué. But he mentions a need for equity “some 50 million euros”. He said the historic shareholder of Brittany Ferries, Sica de Saint-Pol-de-Léon, a cooperative of vegetable producers, is unable to recapitalize the business.
Prospective partners are public banks such as Bpifrance, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations or the Banque des Territoires. “However, the historic shareholders must retain the majority”, specifies Jean-Marc Roué.