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Chinese bidders return to Ethniki chase

Bernard Goyder 12 February 2018

A Chinese property company has relaunched its bid for Greek state-owned insurer Ethniki, with the EUR718mn ($881mn) Exin sale looking increasingly likely to collapse.

Rongfeng Holding Group said in a statement on 11 February that it is looking to buy Ethniki as part of a consortium with Shanghai Gongbao.

Shanghai Gongbao was one of the final round bidders in the sale process that came to an end in mid-2017 when Exin was awarded exclusivity.

The statement said Rongfeng and others...

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