Tycoons: Anyone For Denis?

In 2007, cash was king – and Denis O’Brien just happened to possess an awful lot of it

1st October, 2017
Denis O’Brien: his business style has been to cut through red tape Pic: Fran Veale

As bank stocks tumbled by 40 per cent, construction companies fell out of favour and the credit crunch began to bite, one thing became very clear – in 2007, cash was king. Anyone with a large wedge of money in the bank could do an awful lot.

This alone may have marked out the last 12 months as the most successful period Denis O’Brien has had in business. The telecoms billionaire formally became just that – a...

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