Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/24

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Subject: [Leica] Agfa
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 18:12:54 -0700

Agfa in talks with investor to shed photography 

AGFA HAS announced that is 'in intensive negotiations' with one of the
world's largest investment companies regarding a possible take-over of
the multinational's photographic divisions. The Belgian company unveiled
news of the talks to staff and released a public statement last Friday
(20 April), revealing that London-based firm Schroder Ventures (which
already has an investment in film manufacturer Ferrania) is interested
in acquiring Agfa's Film, Finishing, Lab Equipment and Consumer Digital
Imaging divisions. The business employs 5000 personnel worldwide.