Blackstone, CCMP and Investcorp vying for Versace stake: sources

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A sign is seen for a high-end retail store along 5th Avenue in New YorkBy Massimo Gaia MILAN (Reuters) – Blackstone , CCMP Capital and Investcorp are the remaining candidates in a bid to buy a stake in Italy's Versace, three sources close to the matter said on Monday. Versace has been considering bids from other potential buyers, which included Italy's state-backed fund FSI and private equity companies Ardian and Permira, sources familiar with the matter said. Private equity fund Clessidra said it was very interested in the stake. The company is still owned by the family of late founder Gianni Versace.