100bjd contributed an excellent post yesterday, having analysed the portfolio of Allenby Capital. This was a company set up by Imran Ahmad, who sold up at Allenby recently to join Zeus Capital, and who has now quit that company to take on a full time role at Ibrox.
That piece raises the possibility that there could be links, either deliberate or coincidental, between Mr Green and Mr Whyte.
One of the companies to which Allenby Capital has acted as an adviser is Merchant House Group, which is very closely connected to Craig Whyte.
It is, of course, possible that Mr Ahmad had nothing at all to do with MHG in his time at Allenby, although, as the top man in the business, he might at least have been expected to be aware of this major client. Mr Whyte has been closely involved with MHG over a number of years, and the other office holders in MHG, such as Mr Holmes, have been close associates of Mr Whyte over many years.
Whilst this does not place Mr Green immediately in contact with Mr Whyte, it does provide a close link to him, and perhaps makes it easy to see why Mr Whyte was in position to effect an introduction for Mr Green’s consortium to Duff & Phelps.
As well as the financial adviser connection through MHG, Allenby Capital and Mr Ahmad, there seems to be a further connection in the legal field, if you pardon the pun (which of course won’t become apparent as a pun till later in this piece). Continue reading