Newspaper publisher Independent News and Media plans to raise €40m from shareholders.
The money will be used to reduce the company’s debt mountain.
As part of the fund-raising the billionaire businessman Dermot Desmond will see his stake in the company rise to 15% from 6%.
Denis O’Brien will remain the biggest investor in INM with a stake of 29%.
If the remaining shareholders don't put more into the company their investment will be diluted.