Italian group confirms discussions regarding investment in Economist Group

July 27, 2015 10:32 AM

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LONDON – An Italian investment group owned by the Agnelli family has confirmed it is in talks with Pearson PLC to increase its stake in the Economist Group.

Exor S.p.A., which has been a shareholder in the business since 2009, said the discussions also include the Economist Group's trustees, who would have to approve any sale.

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