ALL AT SEA: Days after confirming it is in exclusive talks to buy French luxury cruise specialist Ponant, billionaire François Pinault’s family holding company Artémis SA has indirectly acquired a stake in Fountaine-Pajot, a French maker of catamarans.

A spokeswoman for Artémis confirmed on Wednesday that investment firm NextStage AM, in which Artémis holds a 12.5 percent stake, has entered the capital of Compagnie du Catamaran, the holding firm for Fountaine Pajot, becoming its second largest shareholder.

In addition to being the controlling shareholder of luxury and sport and lifestyle group Kering, Artémis owns auction house Christie’s and the Château Latour vineyard, among other assets.

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