'Luckiest Man In The World' Buys BOV's MIDI Shareholding

3rd March 2017

British entrepreneur Mark Andrew Weingard, the millionaire businessman behind Dinner in the Sky and Aziamendi 100, has bought Bank of Valletta’s 8.92 per cent shareholding in MIDI plc.

British entrepreneur Mark Andrew Weingard, the millionaire businessman behind Dinner in the Sky and Aziamendi 100, has bought Bank of Valletta’s 8.92 per cent shareholding in MIDI plc.

BOV disposed of all its shareholding in the company, with its 19 million shares in MIDI - the developers of Tigne Point and Manoel Island - sold by means of an off-exchange transaction.

Mr Weingard, who worked as an interest-rate swap trader in London and Singapore, earned his nickname after famously surviving the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York, the 2002 Bali bombing and the tsunami in Thailand in 2004.

After years of travelling the world, he moved to Malta in 2012, bringing over a three-Michelin-star chef for a 100-day gastronomic experience – Aziamendi 100 – and laying out plans for a high-end luxury hotel on Barbara Bastions.

Mr Weingard was listed in the Panama Papers leak of 2016 as the beneficiary of Carragh Portfolio, a BVI company. He is a shareholder of a number of Malta-registered companies including Iniala Holding and Iniala Santa Barbara Ltd, The Valletta Project Ltd, Dinner In The Sky Limited, and Mid Knight Holdings.


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