Hotline: Vincent Bollore confirms Havas still talking with CHI

Vincent Bollore, the Havas chairman, has confirmed that the group is still talking with Clemmow Hornby Inge about taking a substantial minority stake in the agency. Campaign revealed on 10 November that discussions had begun. Bollore said: "CHI is a very attractive and profitable company and we believe we could be a good partner for it. However, nothing has been signed and we are still some weeks away from any agreement."