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MEP fund says files $85 mln takeover bid for Polish EKO Holding

WARSAW, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Private equity fund Mid Europa Partners filed a 267-million zloty ($85 million) offer for Polish EKO Holding in another stage of a bidding war for the mid-sized store chain, the brokerage running the deal for MEP said on Monday.

The fund offers 5.5 zlotys for each EKO share, just above the 5.31 zloty market price the stock reached on Monday after an 8-percent jump.

The price is 17 percent higher than the bid by MEP's rival fund Advent International, which already agreed the buy of a majority stake in EKO with the company's owners last month.

MEP will be satisfied with a 26-percent stake in EKO, ING brokerage said. ($1 = 3.1403 Polish zlotys)

(Reporting by Adrian Krajewski)

((adrian.krajewski@thomsonreuters.com; +48 22 653 97 09; Reuters Messaging: adrian.krajewski.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: POLAND EKOHOLDING/