28/02/2011 Bidvest Group CEO Brian Joffe presenting their interim Results at Sandton JHB. (307) Photo: Leon Nicholas

Johannesburg - South African conglomerate Bidvest Group has increased its stake in drugmaker Adcock Ingram to 9 percent, Bidvest chief executive Brian Joffe told Reuters on Thursday.

Bidvest, which has steadily raised its Adcock holding in an attempt to thwart a rival takeover offer from Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals, said in December it had around 7 percent. - Reuters