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In the event of over 90% shareholder acceptance, Castor Bidco said it would pay 10.50 euros for each Cerved share. Dublin-based ION, led by Italian businessman Andrea Pignataro, in March announced a 1.86 billion euro takeover offer for Cerved.
Fintech group ION's vehicle Castor Bidco said on Friday it had raised by 7% to nearly 2 billion euros ($2.35 billion) its bid to buy out investors in Italy's Cerved as it seeks to take control of the credit data and information group. Dublin-based ION, led by Italian businessman Andrea Pignataro, in March announced an 1.86 billion euro takeover offer for Milan-based Cerved, compared with the new offer of 1.99 billion euros. Only days before the initial offer, ION had bought Italian banking software provider Cedacri and bankers say a combination of the two groups would make industrial sense, although ION has said it supports Cerved's current growth plans.