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Vivendi targeting 20% of Mediaset after disclosing 3% stake

Tuesday 13 December 2016 | 08:38 CET | News
Fininvest, the holding company that owns 35 percent of Mediaset, has accused Vivendi of covertly plotting a takeover of the broadcaster, after the French media giant disclosed that it owns just over 3 percent of the Italian company and could raise that stake to as much as 20 percent. In a statement, the French group said it now owns 3.01 percent of Mediaset's share capital, adding that "Vivendi intends to continue to acquire Mediaset shares depending on market conditions, until possibly becoming Mediaset's second largest industrial shareholder, which, to begin with, could represent between 10

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Companies: Mediaset / Telecom Italia / Vivendi
Countries: Italy
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