Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners attempted to get Bain & Co a foot in the door at Transnet, one of the country’s strategic state-owned entities that has been dogged by allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

Business Day is in possession of a letter from Trillian CEO Eric Wood to former Transnet CFO Garry Pita — who was also linked to the controversial Gupta family, friends of former president Jacob Zuma — asking for approval for Trillian to share information with Bain regarding Transnet and work done on the general freight business project.

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