RPT-France's Bollore starts increasing Mediobanca stake

Fri Jul 4, 2014 12:02pm EDT

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MILAN, July 4 (Reuters) - French financier Vincent Bollore has increased his stake in Italian investment bank Mediobanca MDBI.MI to 6.46 percent from 6 percent, Mediobanca said in a statement on Friday.

Bollore, who controls the stake through holding company Financiere Du Perguet, has said he wants to increase his stake to 8 percent. (Reporting by Danilo Masoni; Editing by Lisa Jucca)