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January 16, 2013


Hans Zenger

Clemens Tönnies is the self-declared "sausage baron" of Germany, having acquired an empire of slaughterhouses and sausage manufacturers. He is also the CEO of football club Schalke 04. He has repeatedly had issues with the law.

In the present case, his "disguise" of owning the zur Mühlen-Gruppe seems particularly bizarre: his controlling stake is mentioned even in his Wikipedia entry...

Gil Ohana

Damien, I believe that the personal investment vehicles of several affluent Americans have been fined by the FTC for failures to file Hart Scott Rodino notifications. I recall this happening to Bill Gates's personal investment vehicle a few years ago.

Damien Geradin

Hi, Gil. Thanks for the info. I was not aware of that.

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