By Teis Jensen
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Shares in Parken Sport & Entertainment, owner of soccer club FC Copenhagen, climbed on Tuesday as its main shareholder confirmed media reports about investor interest in buying the business.+
"They're not only interested in our shares, but all of Parken," she added.
Danish online outlet Inside Business had earlier on Tuesday reported that foreign investors could make a takeover offer this week valuing the company at up to 1.27 billion Danish crowns ($195 million).
The investors, backed by U.S. fund Fortress Investment Group, would pay 105-120 crowns ($16.1-18.4) per share, Inside Business reported, based on conversations with several sources close to the matter.
She declined to comment on price negotiations but said that "our shares are for sale at the right conditions". "We're not going to have our stake in Parken forever," she said.
LD Fonde, which is based on contributions from the 1970s and has 41 billion Danish crowns ($6.3 billion) under management, is being gradually closed down over a number of years and is therefore interested in selling its illiquid shareholdings, such as Parken, she said.
Parken said in a statement that it had not been in dialogue with foreign investors and that it had not received an offer.
The parent company also operates the Telia Parken national stadium in Copenhagen and holiday activity centres.
Parken shares initially rose 32 percent to 109 Danish crowns after the report and traded up 21 percent at 99.6 crowns at 1350 GMT.
($1 = 6.5257 Danish crowns)
(Additional reporting by Emil Gjerding Nielson, Editing by Jason Neely/Keith Weir)
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