The president of Brittany Ferries has revealed that the company has formally submitted an offer to buy its rival, Condor.
Condor is owned by a European fund controlled by Australian investment banking company Macquarie Group.
The fund has now come to the end of its fixed term and the business plans to sell the assets within it.
It’s believed that other carriers, such as Stena and Irish Ferries, could also be interested.
The ferry operators have worked together in the past, when Condor began operating a Poole-Cherbourg service for Brittany Ferries, which ran for seven years until May 2008.