"We are in talks over a possible deal with another financial company," said a spokeswoman for Richelieu Finance, confirming an earlier report in French newspaper Le Figaro.
The company is being forced to take the step to avoid freezing or closing funds following losses in the small and mid-sized sectors in which it invests, the paper reported.
Small and medium-sized stocks have lost 16 pct of their value since the beginning of the year, the paper said.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge