VIENNA, July 15 Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
has raised his stake in Austrian builder Strabag to 25
percent plus 1 share, giving him a blocking minority in the
company, Strabag said on Tuesday.
Strabag said Deripaska's Rasperia Trading Ltd investment
vehicle had paid around 123 million euros ($168 million) to
increase its stake from 19.4 percent, exercising a call option.
Rasperia, a subsidiary of Basic Element, bought the shares
from the other core shareholders - the Haselsteiner family,
lender Raiffeisen and insurer Uniqa.
($1 = 0.7331 Euros)
(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; editing by Jane Baird)