Fondo Strategico Bids for Ansaldo Energia, Sole Says

Fondo Strategico Italiano makes offer for Finmeccanica (FNC)’s Ansaldo Energia to counter Siemens’s bid, Il Sole 24 Ore reports, without citing anyone. * Fondo Strategico makes offer for 55% stake owned by Finmeccaninca with group of Italian entrepreneurs: Sole * Siemens offers ~EU1.3b for 100% of co. and aims to complete deal by end of 2012: Sole * NOTE: Fondo Strategico backed by Italy’s state-controlled lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti * NOTE: Siemens Said Preferred Bidder for Finmeccanica’s Ansaldo NSN MB1Y566JTSEE <GO>

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