A brief history of Close Brothers

The story of Close Brothers (“CB”) as far as Dad was concerned began with Ken Woodward-Fisher ...
Close Brothers

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Dad wrote to me that the original name of the company was Safeguard, (formed by our Grandfather in 1952 the year that I was born), and it was changed to Close brothers that Dad then became chairman of. [From David's story it looks like Safeguard was an investor in Close Brothers]
Rob by email  Jan 3 2018

From Wikipedia:
'Management and leveraged buy-outs became phenomena of the 1980s. MBOs originated in US and traversed the Atlantic, spreading first to the U.K. and then throughout Europe. The venture capital industry has played a crucial role in the development of buy-outs in Europe, especially in smaller deals in the U.K., the Netherlands, and France.'
How near was Dad, in 1976, to being the originator of such moves?
Posted by: Paul K | June 01, 2016 at 02:03 PM

How interesting to read the inside the story of the bank's origin.
Posted by: Tom | June 01, 2016 at 09:54 AM

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