Estonian daily Eesti Paevaleht is to publish an interview with the head of Tallink Group, Enn Pant.
The newspaper met Mr. Pant right after the group‘s shareholders approved the
purchase of Silja Line. He admits that today the situation seems to be rather
hostile against Tallink. He explains that the Silja deal, which he says would
not have taken place if Ain Hanschmidt had not been in Tallink, was reflected
negatively in the media – every article brought out some bad aspect of the deal.
But in reality, the size and turnover of Tallink together with Silja Line are
now so big that western investment funds are literally running towards Tallink,
In the autumn, Tallink is planning to organise a “roadshow” to introduce the
company, attract new shareholders and raise the share price. It is not planning
to open any new routes in the near future. The current routes are working well.
Tallink is also neither planning to change its ships’ flags nor its crews. The
rumour about Silja Line planning to buy new ships is also untrue, Pank said.