Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Mediobanca SpA and UniCredit SpA may convert loans given to Premafin Finanziaria SpA into equity as part of a plan to boost the capital of the holding company controlling Fondiaria-SAI SpA, newspaper Il Messaggero said, without saying where it got the information.
Separately, executives of Unipol Gruppo Finanziario SpA and Premafin will meet in Milan today to discuss a potential merger with Fondiaria, the daily newspaper reported.
Premafin, Unipol and Fondiaria yesterday rose in Milan trading on speculation the three companies may merge.
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