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With Le­ica’s for­tunes con­tin­u­ing to rise, it’s been re­ported that in­vestor Black­stone is keen to sell its 45 per­cent stake in the pres­tige cam­era and optics com­pany. Among the in­ter­ested par­ties is Zeiss – an­other Ger­man pres­tige optics brand do­ing very at the mo­ment – although sources sug­gest it would want a con­trol­ling in­ter­est in Le­ica Cam­era. The re­main­ing 55 per­cent of Le­ica is held by the Kauf­mann fam­ily who have been largely re­spon­si­ble for the com­pany’s cur­rent re­vival and are un­likely to want to re­lin­quish con­trol. Chi­nese smart­phone com­pany Huawei – who is us­ing Le­ica cam­era tech in its prod­ucts – has also been men­tioned as a pos­si­ble in­vestor.

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