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May 10, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Sir Jim Ratcliffe proposes a new £5 billion Manchester United buyout bid; Barry and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport sale falls down; and hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon wins $203 million in a defamation case.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe proposes £5 billion Manchester United buyout bid
After nearly having his dreams of owning Manchester United football club dashed after current owners the Glazer family said the team was not for sale, British petrochemicals billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is proposing a full buyout of the Premiership team after three years if he succeeds with his revised £5 billion bid.

February 2, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Aldi heirs settle their long-running dispute; Russian-born billionaire Alex Gerko is named as the UK's biggest taxpayer; and Gautam Adani loses billions in personal wealth in less than a week.

Aldi heirs settle long-running dispute
The heirs of Theo Albrecht, the co-founder of family-owned German multinational discount supermarket chain Aldi, have settled on a new ownership structure following a long-running feud.

November 7, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Lord Alli is named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company; a three-member CEO board is announced to lead Red Bull after the death of co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; and Wu Yajun steps down as chair for real estate developer Longfor Properties.

Lord Alli named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company
Lord Waheed Alli, the former head of children's media group Chorion and online fashion retailer Koovs, has stepped up as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company (MAC), a listed company targeting takeovers in the creative industries.

November 1, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman; Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce sees property portal Boomin go bust and Daniel Kretinsky is cleared to increase his stake in Royal Mail.

Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman
Following a full pardon for crimes including embezzlement and bribery, Jay Y. Lee has been appointed as Samsung’s executive chairman.

September 26, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Trump family is sued for inflating their net worth by billions; Anders Hedin lines up a takeover of UK car dealer Pendragon; and Crypto billionaire Jihan Wu buys Singapore’s Fort Knox.

Trump family sued for inflating net worth by billions
Former US president Donald Trump (pictured left) and his three eldest children, have been landed with a fraud lawsuit following an investigation into their family company, the Trump Organization.  

The lawsuit, brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James following a three-year civil investigation, alleges that the Trump Organization committed acts of fraud in the decade between 2011-2021.

January 16, 2020

Next gen James Murdoch’s burning rift with father’s media empire, revamped Musgrave Group snaps up drinks distributor and the World Economic Forum hails Henkel as frontrunner in the fourth industrial revolution.

Next gen James Murdoch’s burning rift with father’s media empire

James Murdoch, heir of Rupert Murdoch, has publicly criticised his family’s media empire for climate change denial as lethal bushfires blaze in Australia.

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