Plotting the collapse of ‘money guy’ Lex Greensill
A former Morgan Stanley banker, Greensill founded his firm in 2011, focusing on extending short-term loans secured against invoices
Tokyo/London — In February 2020, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son visited Indonesia, offering to invest billions of dollars towards the development of a new capital city. Lex Greensill, at the time a favourite of Son’s, was part of the entourage.
SoftBank had invested $1.5bn in Greensill’s eponymous finance company, but in a meeting with Indonesian president Joko Widodo, Son introduced Greensill as the “money guy”, according to local TV footage...