Suspect in tape scandal to sell its entire stake in Hawe IT infrastructure
July 4, 2014
IT & telecom infrastructure operator Hawe’s lead shareholder Marek Falenta wants to sell his entire stake in the company by the end of July, Falenta said in a press statement on Thursday.
The sale is connected to the recent wire-tapping scandal, to which the businessman was linked, Falenta says in the statement. As the current situation "significantly affects" companies from his investment portfolio, Falenta decided "to sell all shares held in Hawe".
Falenta presently holds directly 8% of shares in Hawe, while a Cypriot company Trinitybay Investments linked to Falenta holds a further 27.08%.
Earlier, Polish media reported that Hawe would like to see its key investor Falenta exit the company.
Support from an industry investor "would certainly be good news for the company," Hawe CEO Krzysztof Witon said as quoted by Parkiet. Investors who started negotiations even before the outbreak of the tape scandal are still interested in the firm, a former Hawe manager said.