Editorial: Bollore could be about to make his move

Vincent Bollore can be expected to take a keen interest in a possible appeal by BSkyB against a ruling by the Business Secretary, John Hutton, that it must reduce its 17.9 per cent stake in ITV to 7.5 per cent or less.

The Havas chairman owns 29.9 per cent of his Aegis rival. Might the impending prospect of being forced to sell his stake (and his huge personal wealth) persuade him to mount a takeover bid while he can? It's an intriguing prospect.