Richemont Makes Offer for Rodenstock

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Luxury goods maker Richemont (CFR.VX) has made an offer for Rodenstock with the intention of getting a majority stake, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

Banks are demanding fresh equity for Rodenstock as the Munich-based eyeglass frames maker seeks to renegotiate its debt, sources familiar with the talks said.

Rodenstock and its majority owner Bridgepoint [BRDG.UL] declined to comment. Richemont officials could not be immediately reached. (Reporting by Alexander Huebner; writing by Edward Taylor)