Vivendi SA (VIV.PA)
* The French media group paid over 1.17 billion euros to buy a 25.7 percent stake in Italian private broadcaster Mediaset between Dec. 13 and Dec. 22, a regulatory filing shows
The following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday.
MILAN, Jan 13 Vivendi is not a corporate raider and has invested in Telecom Italia and Mediaset for the long term as industrial partner, its CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine told La Repubblica newspaper on Friday.
MILAN, Jan 12 Italy' biggest private broadcaster Mediaset accounted for 13.3 percent of revenues in the country's communications sector in 2015, industry regulator AGCOM said on Thursday.
MILAN, Jan 12 Italy's top insurer Assicurazioni Generali must remain Italian, UniCredit's CEO Jean Pierre Mustier told an Italian daily on Thursday, addressing speculation of a possible takeover by French rival AXA.
MILAN Mediaset's shareholder Fininvest said on Wednesday it had not received any proposal from French media group Vivendi and no negotiations exist between the two companies.
MILAN, Jan 11 Mediaset's shareholder Fininvest said on Wednesday it had not received any proposal from French media group Vivendi and no negotiations exist between the two companies.
MILAN/ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi investor Aabar Investments is set to buy more shares in UniCredit in the Italian bank's upcoming 13 billion-euro ($14 billion) share offer, Italy's biggest ever cash call, three sources said on Wednesday.
* May price new shares with 30-40 pct discount to ex-rights price
SAO PAULO, Jan 6 Israeli businessman Amos Genish was vital to Vivendi SA's successful foray in Brazil a few years ago. Now the French media company has turned to him to create a single platform for digital, content and media distribution services, something its rivals are struggling to do.