Thursday, 31 May 2012

Is Chicago based Billionaire Kenneth Griffin behind Leeds United takeover bid?

As speculation over the rumoured takeover of Leeds United grows a new name has emerged  to the list of potential new owner of the club.Kenneth Griffin,self made billionaire and  CEO of the Chicago based investment firm Citadel, appears to be emerging as the main player behind an American based consortium who are said to be interested in Leeds United.At this point it is unclear as to the consortium plans some have suggested that Griffin's Company Citadel may be involved negotiation's for the naming rights of Leeds United's Elland Road stadium. While others believe that a full takeover may be in process pointing to the fact that Leeds United recently announced plans to build a casino and according to a report in YEP a Chicago based consortium were recently given a tour of Elland road and Thorpe Arch.Griffin has a personal fortune estimated at around $2.2 billion while his company,Citadel is valued at around $11billion.He originally shunned publicity but in recent years has adopted a more prominent media profile appearing on the cover of Bloomberg magazine and giving interviews to the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.Griffin involvement in the Leeds United takeover is at the moment pure speculation however as one observer pointed out if reports of a Chicago based consortium are true then Kenneth Griffin is almost certainly involved in some way.

25 comments:

  1. How much is a Billoiaire worth? Sounds rich!

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  2. yes!!!!! It sounds rich coming from u

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  3. A billion is 1,000 million

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  4. Maybe I'm foooking greedy , but, the best thing for lufc is a complete takeover preferably with Bates (and all his cronies) a million miles away from ER and nothing financially to do with the club anymore

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  5. Lets hope for a complete takeover
    MOT

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  6. Would prefer the Arab that's buying forest

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  7. fukk forest, fuk arabs were leeds arent we !!!

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  8. this guys richer than the arabs taking over forest, lets hope he actually is buying Leeds

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  9. Hope he's no relation to Cardiff with that name . We will av his money tho

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  10. Please please plesse god .

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  11. Nobody taking over forest, they are in probate for another 6 months cant be sold or bought , rubbish story that was

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    1. martin beedle is taking over leeds on the 1st of july

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    2. i've heard he's worth billions

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  12. The Arabs are buying forest because there club is up for sale and they want 100%. Ken bates wants to keep a percentage of Leeds. He can't take us any further so why does he not sell the club. I really wanted this Arab he worth about 10 billion

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    1. No he isn't, no where near.

      His company is.

      His personal worth is no where NEAR Kenneth's, but I don't think it'd be Kennet anyway.

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  13. fuck em all who needs them be rubbish any way prob got an arse hole like a 5 pence pice

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  14. This deal is SUBJECT TO a confidentiality clause so I don't know if things like this is really a good idea as people will go sniffing into his life and put him off! Plus Chicago's a big place pal, could be one of many investors there!

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  15. I hope them venkys at blackburn buy "us"
    doing a sterling job tha nos

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  16. Sorry guys just heard the other party involved in the take over is Peter risdales

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  17. keith green is a decorater worth billiones, hes set to take over tomorrow!

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    1. yeah yeah hes rich the billiones will be rolling in

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  18. I love titties

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