Tellingly DIC is advised by the same UK financier, Amanda Staveley, who acted on last August's takeover of Manchester City by Abu Dhabi royal Sheikh Mansour.DI for the full story register now for free or login below.
(born 11 April near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England) is a British businesswoman notable chiefly for her connections with Middle Eastern investors. In Staveley played a prominent role in the investment of £7.3 billion in Barclays by the ruling families of Abu Dhabi and Qatar, and by the Qatari sovereign wealth fund. Blackhurst, Chris. "Amanda Staveley: a profile of the Barclays bank deal maker", This is Money, 5 November Retrieved Staveley’s firm, PCP Capital Partners, acted for Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi royal family, who invested £3.5 billion to control 16 per cent of the bank. The deal was reported to have earned PCP Capital Partners a commission of £110 million, which, after paying advisers, represented a profit of £40 million. Waples, John. "Golden girl Amanda Staveley paid £40m by Barclays", The Sunday Times, 2 November Retrieved Thompson, James. "Staveley banks a £40m bonanza for brokering Barclays' Abu Dhabi deal", The Independent, 3 November Retrieved Staveley was also involved in Sheik Mansour's high profile purchase of Manchester City Football Club in September
[CITY A.M.] - The Qataris and Abu Dhabi bought into the bank at the height of the financial crisis in in a controversial deal brokered by the impeccably-connected Amanda Staveley. Existing shareholders felt the terms on offer to the Middle Eastern investors
[Financial Times] - “London has an integrity that a lot of other places don't have,” says Amanda Staveley, a British-born banker who has become a deal-broker between Middle Eastern investors and the UK. She worries, however, about the government's announcement in last
[Evening Standard] - So the £243 million paid through dealmaker Amanda Staveley by the Gulf zillionaires will show as a plus in next year's accounts. But what will the new owners plump for — a hotel on the Strand and lots of very expensive flats on the rest of the site?
[Evening Standard] - But the story had legs, particularly when Amanda Staveley was thrown into the mix. She advised Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan on his highly successful investment in Barclays. The owner of Manchester City and member of the Gulf state's ruling family