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Bollore Eyeing Media, Market Research Deals

  • Reuters, Friday, June 20, 2008 2:45 PM

French financier Vincent Bollore says he wants to get full control of French market research firm CSA and could take part in the consolidation of the research sector.

Bollore, whose media empire spans from Havas and Aegis to free newspapers, says he is also interested owning a radio station and a second digital terrestrial television channel in France.

The chairman of Havas made his comments to reporters on the sidelines of the Cannes Lions 2008 advertising festival. He volunteered that Havas could afford to spend about $155 million to $230 million (100-150 million euros) per year on acquisitions.

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