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UK News Extinction Rebellion patron buys stake in Heathrow Airport

11:55  21 october  2019
11:55  21 october  2019 Source:   cityam.com

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CityAM - A billionaire backer of Extinction Rebellion has been revealed to have a stake in Heathrow Airport . It has now been revealed that Hohn has bought a further three per cent share in Ferrovial. The billionaire hedge fund manager revealed this month he was the largest individual backer of

Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate

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A billionaire backer of Extinction Rebellion has been revealed to have a stake in Heathrow Airport.

Sir Chrisopher Hohn has clandestinely built a 4 per cent stake in Heathrow parent company Ferrovial worth €730m (£630m), according to the Sunday Telegraph.

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It was reported in May by Spain’s Banco de Sabadell that Hohn had bought a one per cent share in the Spanish construction and services company.

It has now been revealed that Hohn has bought a further three per cent share in Ferrovial.

The billionaire hedge fund manager revealed this month he was the largest individual backer of Extinction Rebellion thanks to £200,000 in donations.

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Updated: 20 Oct 2019, 18:46. EXTINCTION Rebellion took £200k from a billionaire tycoon who part owns Heathrow and Luton airports . Sir Chrisopher Hohn has built up a four per cent stake in Heathrow parent company Ferrovial worth £630m, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

A British billionaire who donated £200,000 to climate activist group Extinction Rebellion also has a £630 million stake in the owners of Heathrow Airport . Earlier this month Extinction Rebellion protesters glued themselves to planes at London City Airport and also disrupted tube lines in London.

He has donated to the group personally and through his charity The Children’s Investment Fund.

The activist group organised mass protests over the past two weeks, some of which were aimed at London’s airports.

Three flights at London City Airport were disrupted, after one passenger lied on top of a British Airways plane on the runway and another forced a flight to turn around shortly after take-off.

Protest action at Gatwick Airport was cancelled after a group of protesters were attacked by commuters at Canning Town Tube station.

Despite this, Hohn has a history of investments in airports.

He is one of three largest investors in Spanish company Aena – the majority owner of Luton Airport.

Speculation is also rife that Hohn may be looking to significantly increase his share in Ferrovial.

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Sir Christopher Hohn, the hedge fund billionaire who this month revealed that his was the biggest individual donation to Extinction Rebellion , has quietly built a €730m (£630m) stake in the owner of Heathrow Airport .

The environmental activists plan to bring the UK's largest airport to a standstill. But the plan's proving controversial within Extinction Rebellion . On May 31 Reuters reported that Extinction Rebellion had drawn up plans to use drones to disrupt planes at Heathrow in mid-June and over the course of

The company’s UK-based construction company Amey is involved in an ongoing spat with Birmingham Council over a £2.7bn highways contract.

Ferrovial is now looking to sell Amey, after it paid the council £215m to walk away from its contract.

Forty per cent of shares in Ferrovial are owned by the four sons of its late founder Rafael del Pino y Moreno.

A source told the Sunday Telegraph that the sons are acting separately in managing their respective stakes in the company.

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They said: “In a go-private situation, a buyer does not need to win over each sibiling, whereas in the past, a buyer effectively required the support of the founding father.”

TCI and Ferrovial were contacted for comment.

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