06.05.2013 - China Investment Corporation and Barclays – the deal that almost was
A Euromoney investigation into Abu Dhabi’s £3.5 billion investment in Barclays in 2008 revealed an astonishing insight into the battle for a portion of the £110 million fee paid by Barclays to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the emirate’s cornerstone investor in the bank. The deal, the subject of an investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, raises serious questions for shareholders, relating to the structure of the deal and the ownership of the securities in Barclays. The documents also highlight how a number of strategic investors were approached to invest in Barclays by the dealmaker Amanda Staveley and her firm PCP Capital Partners...............................................Full Article: Source
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