Denis O'Brien increases Indy stake, yet again

Irish telecoms tycoon Denis O’ Brien has again increased his stake in Independent News & Media, the parent company of the Independent, Independent on Sunday and Belfast Telegraph.

O’Brien, who has advocated selling off the two loss-making national titles, now controls 20.1643 per cent of the company. I

O’Brien has been building up his stake in the company for months while engaging in a bitter war of words with Tony O’Reilly the company’s chairman and primary shareholder, whom he accuses of poor corporate governance. IN&M refers to O’Brien as a “dissident shareholder”.

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