BRUSSELS, July 30 (Reuters) - Belgian holding group GBL has bought a 3 percent stake in German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.
GBL, founded by Belgium’s richest man Albert Frere also holds stakes in French bluechip companies such as Lafarge , Total and Engie.
The filing said that Frere had informed Adidas that his voting rights had exceeded the 3 percent threshold on July 24, 2015 and on that day amounted to 3.0003 percent.
Adidas shares rose as much as 4.2 percent on Thursday. (Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)