PARIS -(Dow Jones)- France's state investment fund the Fonds Strategique d'Investissement isn't involved in the bidding process for Areva SA's (CEI.FR) power transmission and distribution business, a spokesman for the fund said Monday.
The deadline for potential buyers to make binding bids is understood to expire Monday.
"We aren't participating in this process," the FSI spokesman said, adding that means the fund isn't involved either directly or indirectly.
"It didn't seem to us that the different candidates had difficulty" in getting hold of financing, the spokesman also said.
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