Chapter 1079 – Acquisition Spree
In City B, northwest of Frankberg, a Germanic man was rushing to pack his luggage. Perhaps because he was panicking too much, he accidentally knocked his phone to the ground. When he saw this, he hurriedly bent down to pick up his phone and stuff it back into his pocket, followed by a curse.
“This damn Carmen, can’t do anything right! How did I get on his boat… Damn!”
As he cursed, he closed the packed suitcase and walked quickly toward the door.
Calvert Krupp, a noble member of the Frankberg society, was once a famous name. However, now he lived like a street rat, he wore clothes worth 100 euros, lived in cheap hotels, and had to wear sunglasses and a baseball cap whenever he went out for fear that someone may recognize him.
For some reason, he suddenly missed his brother, the man who strongly opposed the alliance with the Rothschild family. He was the backbone of the entire Krupp family. If he didn’t get blinded by power and reminded his brother to be careful about Carmen that night, perhaps today’s Krupp family would have another ending.
In the elevator, he shook his head hard and drove away the unrealistic thoughts.
Thinking about this didn’t do anything except add more problems.
He adjusted his mood and watched the number on the elevator gradually decrease, Calvert’s heart began to ignite with a glimmer of hope.
As long as he escaped to South America, he could hide there for a while and wait for the event to pass. Then he could operate through an offshore company and quietly move his money out from the Cayman Islands. He could still be a rich man in South America.
One hundred million dollars, enough for the rest of his life if he doesn’t splurge.
As for the mess of the Krupp family, his two younger brothers and a younger sister, who cares!
The elevator reached the first floor, and Calvert let out a breath of relief. He walked out the door with his suitcase. However, at this moment, four men in black suits also noticed him. They got up and surrounded him from all four directions of the hotel lobby.
Calvert noticed this and a panic expression appeared on his face. He just wanted to turn around and escape, but soon found that he had nowhere to escape to.
In a few seconds, he was surrounded by four men in black suits.
The man in front of him took out a license and said emotionlessly.
“Hello, are you Mr. Calvert?”
“I think you have the wrong person…” Calvert said nervously. “I am Francis Odd, the owner of a food processing company in South… South America. I just came to Germany on a business trip…”
However, the man did not care about his rhetoric and continued.
“We are agents of the Federal Constitutional Security Agency. Mr. Calvert, now you are facing at least 20 charges including treason. Please come with us.”
Calvert panicked. He slammed into the man next to him in an attempt to escape. However, the experienced man was not moved by Calvert’s meager force. The man easily pinned his hands together.
“No! I’m not going anywhere! I have to catch a plane! Help! There are people here…” While struggling, Calvert screamed and snorted miserably.
The agent of the Federal Constitutional Defense Agency saw that Calvert did not cooperate. He didn’t waste his words and gestured to the assistant.
“Take him away.”
On June 3, the Frankberg People’s Liberation Front marched into the capital city without blood, and the people welcomed them with open arms. The revolution that lasted for several months finally welcomed a victory.
On June 5, the government in exile, Evelyn, returned from Russia to the official residence of the prime minister, ending his years of exile. As the leader, he was sworn in as the prime minister in front of the entire Frankberg people.
On the afternoon of the same day, a total of 27 people of the New Choice Party were prosecuted for crimes such as war crimes and anti-federal constitutional crimes. They were given life imprisonment sentences and no parole.
At the same time, a number of European companies, including Rothschild Bank and Krupp Group, suspected of providing huge political contributions to New Choice Party, were sued by the Frankberg government. The Supreme Court immediately froze their assets in the country and started the investigation process.
If convicted, Rothschild Bank could be fined up to one trillion dollars.
There was no doubt that the current Rothschild family could not afford this bill, and Evelyn didn’t plan to collect in cash. After the decision, the shares of companies held by Rothschild Bank would be nationalized and auctioned off by a number of banks.
The proceeds from the auction would be taken back to the national treasury, used to revive the economy.
According to the agreement, Jiang Chen purchased the shares of Daimler, Volkswagen, and BMW from the government at a premium of 20%, replacing the European consortiums such as Rothschild as the top shareholder of the three European companies.
EU integration was expected to go bankrupt and the euro continued to fall. The exchange rate of the euro against the Xin New dollar even fell to 3:1, 150 billion Xin New dollars converted into euros were sold in the foreign exchange market at a price of 400 billion euros.
Among them, 200 billion euros were for a loan Future Bank provided to the Frankberg Central Bank, 100 billion euros were for acquiring 37% of Volkswagen, 41% Daimler, and 39% BMW, and 100 billion euros were investments Jiang Chen made in Siemens, Bosch, and another five electric companies.
In this feast to divide the European consortium, Future Group became the biggest winner. The two pillar industries were printed with the label of Future Group. Jiang Chen also planned to acquire the Krupp Group, but Evelyn was much harder to convince.
It was no exaggeration to say that Krupp is the heart of the Frankberg industry. Even if selected the wrong team with the New Choice Party, the Supreme Court did not hand out excessive punishments. What’s more, the Krupp Group was a traditional Prussian aristocracy. They were never part of the core group of the Freemasonry.
After a new person leads the family, the Krupp Group will stand on the side of the winners. They would be separated from the Rothschild family and the Freemasonry. Evelyn did not intend to pursue this further and decided to flip the page.
The process of EU integration did not take more than 100 days. And the farce ended with Carmen’s death.