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Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky (Daniel Kretinsky), which in 2020 have had coronavirus, decided to capitalize on the crisis that triggered the infection in the United States. About it writes Bloomberg.
United States because of the pandemic, have faced the strongest since the great recession of 2009 by a wave of bankruptcies. Among the most affected by the coronavirus enterprises were retailers. So, the bankruptcy has already announced one of the largest American chains of Department stores — manufacturer of clothing and shoes with over a century of history J. C. Penney.
In a difficult situation also proved to be another major retail chain with a long history — Macy’s. The company announced that it expects operating losses at a level of 905 million to $ 1.1 billion for the second quarter of 2020. It is actually a whole operating profit for the year 2019. The company’s shares since the beginning of the year fell by more than 50 percent.
Against this background, a private investment firm Vesa Equity Investment, which is controlled by Stupid, bought a 5 percent stake Macy’s. In addition, in may it became known that Vesa also acquired a 6 percent stake in the U.S. chain stores Foot Locker, which sells sneakers. Her paper on the background of the coronavirus have fallen in price by a quarter.
Daniel Kretinsky is the owner of the energy conglomerate Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH) with assets throughout Europe. Its condition Forbes estimated at $ 3.4 billion. In March it became known that the businessman had coronavirus. After recovery, he reported that in his case the disease was straightforward. The billionaire said he did not know where and how picked up a virus.
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