Mood of suspicion behind scenes of Fincantieri-Naval Group merger plan
The intelligence services are keeping a watchful eye on the arranged marriage that the Elysee Palace has been encouraging between the big French and Italian shipyards. [...]
Dassault Aviation is France’s leading maker of private jets, fighter planes (Rafale, Mirage) and drones. Founded in 1929 by Marcel Bloch, the company changed its name to Dassault when Bloch changed his name.
Chief executive of Blenheim Capital Partners since its foundation in 2006, Grant Rogan has been active in the Gulf since the 1980s. His father, Richard Grant Rogan, was already a connoisseur of the region. Middle East director of Northrop Grumman in the 1970s, he was a regular contact of Adnan Khashoggi, the famous Saudi arms dealer. [...]
Aaron Frenkel is today one of the most influential commercial middlemen in the area of the former Soviet Union. Through his company Loyd's Aviation Group (no link with the Lloyd's insurance market), he facilitates the sale of Western aircraft manufacturers like Dassault, Cessna, Embraer and Pilatus in eastern European markets and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, ex-Soviet Union). [...]