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Kingdom Holding sells Fairmont stake to Qatar

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment company strikes $847 million deal with Qatari Diar.

April 5, 2010 7:14 by

Kingdom Holding, which is owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has agreed to sell a stake in Canadian hotels chain Fairmont Raffles Holdings International to Qatari Diar for $847 million, Bloomberg reported today.

Kingdom’s stake in Fairmont will drop to 35 percent after the transaction, the company said in a statement to the Saudi bourse today.

Qatari Diar – which is owned by the country’s sovereign wealth fund – and Voyager Partners will hold 40 percent of Fairmont Raffles following the deal.

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