Greece's Marfin Investment Group said it is "ready to proceed to direct negotiations" with the government regarding its floundering effort to privatize Olympic Airlines and that it is willing to invest up to €200 million ($259.5 million) to acquire OA's three divisions. The government's tender failed to produce a satisfactory offer by last week's deadline (ATWOnline, Feb. 5), at which point officials reached out to Greek investors seeking a bid. MIG said it would be a willing partner ...

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