Luxury shoe brands Jimmy Choo and Bally put up for sale
LONDON British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale to try to maximise shareholder value as majority investor JAB increases its focus on consumer goods.
MILAN Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo is talking to 14 banks to syndicate a 5.2 billion euro loan it provided to fund the purchase of a 19.5 percent stake in Russian energy giant Rosneft (ROSN.MM) by Glencore (GLEN.L) and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, the head of Intesa's operations in Russia told Reuters.
"We aim to choose 2-3 banks to take up 2.5-3 billion euros," Antonio Fallico said on Thursday on the sidelines of a conference on Italy-Russia cooperation in Milan.
Fallico, who is chairman of Banca Intesa Russia, said there was no rush in closing the syndication deal. He said none of the banks involved in the syndication talks were Russian.
Asked about the funding of the stake purchase, Fallico said Intesa Sanpaolo had paid half of the overall amount.
"The rest was paid by the buyers," he said.
He added that Intesa had no connection with Russian bank VTB (VTBR.MM) in the deal.
(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes and Giancarlo Navach, editing by Silvia Aloisi)
LUXEMBOURG U.S. ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL] told Europe's top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal battle with the taxi industry.