Club Mediterranee SA, the French operator of holiday resorts, rose to the highest in more than five years after funds associated with Italy’s Andrea Bonomi said they may make a takeover bid rivaling a pending offer.
Andrea Bonomi, chairman of European buyout firm Investindustrial SpA, wants a management role if he invests in Banca Popolare di Milano Scarl, Il Sole 24 Ore reported, without saying where it got the information.
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and Daimler AG are holding talks to extend their cooperation to sport-utility vehicles as the British maker of cars featured in James Bond movies seeks to broaden its lineup, people familiar with the matter said.
Aston Martin is aiming to double sales by 2016 with new models and an expansion of its dealer network outside Europe. The British maker of sports cars featured in James Bond movies may then invest in a sport-utility vehicle to broaden its appeal to wealthy drivers.