Activist Elliott exploring Dixons Carphone stake purchase
(Adds no comment from Elliott and Dixons Carphone (Frankfurt: CWB.F - news) ). LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in British electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone rose as much as 7.6 percent after Sky News reported that activist investor Elliott Advisors is exploring plans to buy a "big stake" in the firm. It said Elliott has been undertaking detailed analysis of Dixons Carphone's finances for several weeks and might want the firm to sell off its Nordic and Greek businesses. A spokeswoman for Elliott and a spokesman for Dixons Carphone both declined to comment.
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