The battle between Casino and Carrefour in Brazil could rebound. While Carrefour is trying to get hold of a number of distribution Grupo Pao de Acucar in Brazil, Casino reported last night that it has increased its stake in the Brazilian group, owner of the sign Brazilian CBD. Casino now holds 43.1% of GPA, understands Bloomberg. The news agency pointed out that the distribution group based in Saint Etienne has acquired 16.1 million of preferred securities, representing a stake of 6.2%.
In addition, Casino last night reiterated his opposition to a merger between Carrefour and GPA. He believes that the proposed merger announced between the two groups is a project of "hostile", prepared in secret, but also highlights Casino that he "has the power to oppose" the operation.The group recalled and under agreements with Diniz family, with whom he has joint control of CBD through the holding Wilkes, "no negotiations involving the future (the Brazilian distributor) can not occur without it" no fax cash loans. The group will therefore Etienne "review in the coming days how to best defend the corporate interests of CBD and its shareholders that seems compromised by this project very complex and financial."
Data that could reshuffle the cards, while Carrefour seemed on track to merge with Brazilian teachers. The Brazilian company Gama has proposed to merge the Carrefour group's Brazilian assets with those of the French retailer CBD group Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA). They thus constitute an equally owned company.CBD had previously merged with Gama.
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