Lagardere raised €2.3 billion from the sale of its 7.4% holding in EADS, the parent company of Airbus. BofA Merrill Lynch, Société Générale and Credit Agricole-CIB were bookrunner on the stake sale, while Crédit Agricole and Ondra Partners were financial advisers to Lagardère. This deal was the largest equity capital markets transaction so far in 2013. Meanwhile, in the frame of its 18-month share buyback programme announced on 2 April 2013, EADS has entered into discussions with the French State for the potential acquisition off-market of a stake of 1.56% in EADS on the basis of a price per share
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