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Barclays Exclusive: Qatar Fund’s £517m Stake Sale Explained

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, Qatar Holding LLC, has surprised the market by announcing plans to sell almost half of its shares in Barclays Plc.

Qatar Holding sells 45% of Barclays shares, raising £517m to strengthen finances and bolster position. PHOTO: ALP/Shutterstock
Qatar Holding sells 45% of Barclays shares, raising £517m to strengthen finances and bolster position. PHOTO: ALP/Shutterstock

This move comes as the UK bank’s executives contemplate a strategic overhaul. Qatar Holding, owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, will sell 361.7 million shares in the British firm. If successful,

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