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Hedge fund GLG backs oil venture with eye for London listing

Telegraph.co.uk – The hedge fund, which has $11bn (£6.7bn) of assets under management, will be the cornerstone investor in the new company called Lothian which will buy oil assets around the world and manage them. The plan is for Lothian to have a market value of as much as $500m.

GLG, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is helping to put together a management team for Lothian that includes Tom Hickey, the former finance director of Tullow Oil, John Kennedy, chairman of Wellstream Holdings – the Newcastle-based manufacturer of pipes for the oil and gas industry – and Andrew Knott, a former analyst at Merrill Lynch who joined GLG last year. It is thought they are looking for one more high-profile director before the flotation.

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