AUCHAN THOUGHTS ON A NEW OFFER ON CARREFOUR, ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG
PARIS (Reuters) – Auchan is considering a new offer on Carrefour, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
According to the latter, the group controlled by the Mulliez family has relaunched its reflection on a possible merger proposal that would be submitted to Carrefour after the failure in October of previous discussions between the two parties to create a French distribution giant.
Auchan is also discussing with private equity firms to associate them with a possible offer on Carrefour, according to Bloomberg.
The reflection is underway at Auchan and it is not certain that it will lead to a concrete proposal, the agency’s sources said.
Auchan and Carrefour were not immediately reachable.
(Written by Bertrand Boucey, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot)