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Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
30th October, 2016
Sterling weakness affects Eir Q1 revenue

Who would want to invest in an Irish utility right now? Well, Anchorage Capital, for one. Last week, Anchorage, an Australian hedge fund, took control of Eir. It already held 36 per cent of Eir’s shares and controlled as much as 49 per cent of its voting rights, but last week it was placed firmly in the driving seat when York Capital announced that it was selling off its 9.8 per cent holding.

That holding would...

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