MILAN, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Mediaset has filed a complaint with Italy’s market watchdog, accusing hostile shareholder Vivendi of leaking information with the goal of scuppering a cross-border merger deal, the Italian broadcaster said on Thursday.
Mediaset announced in June a corporate overhaul under which the company and its Spanish subsidiary would merge into a new Amsterdam-based holding.
Vivendi could sink the deal if it exercises its right of withdrawal. In its statement on Thursday, Mediaset called on Vivendi to make a public statement on its intentions.
It was not immediately possible to reach Vivendi for comment. (Reporting by Elvira Pollina Editing by Mark Bendeich)