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Fondo Strategico Italiano to make offer for AnsaldoEnergia stake

ROME, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Fondo Strategico Italiano and two Italian investors plan to make an offer for a "significant" minority stake in Italian defense group Finmeccanica's AnsaldoEnergia, the investment fund said in a statement on Friday.

FSI, which is controlled by state holding company Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, and the Italian groups said they had signed a memorandum of understanding for an offer, according to a statement.

The Italian investors are Gruppo Energia Brescia and Gruppo Acciaierie Venete, the statement said.

(Reporting by Naomi O'Leary)

((naomi.oleary@thomsonreuters.com)(+39 06 8522 4392)(Reuters Messaging: naomi.oleary.reuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: ITALY ANSALDO/