Recently we noted that Private Equity firm Staple Street Capital started to 'go dark' meaning delete their LinkedIn Profiles and change their website (deleting the photos). The story has further unravelled with this bombshell SEC Form D filing showing that their STAPLE STREET CAPITAL III, L.P. fund sold $400,000,000 worth of securities to global investment bank UBS Securities on October 8, 2020. Note that this is a notice of sale of securities, it does not mean that a transaction took place. But under the circumstances you wouldn't file a form D unless you absolutely had to (transaction is imminent). We've downloaded a PDF copy should this vanish from the SEC's site on the Global Intel Hub Library.
Another piece of critical info we don't have - what is included in the STAPLE STREET CAPITAL III, L.P. What we do know is the rough size of the 2018 transaction, about $265 Million, according to a Pitchbook story:
Staple Street Capital has purchased Dominion Voting Systems alongside company management. Dominion is a provider of election tabulation services for state and local governments in the US and Canada. Funds for the investment came via Staple Street's second flagship vehicle, which closed on $265 million in 2015.
To turn around an investment in 5 years for a 51% profit doesn't seem all that great, but bear in mind a few things. First, that's an annualized 10% Return. Second, aside from the percent return, it's a profit of $135 Million USD, which is a good profit. Third, if you were the owner of an asset that you knew was going to be used to commit voting / election fraud, you would sell it too. And UBS is the perfect proxy for China, through UBS Securities Co LTD:
“On Oct 8, 2020, Staple Street Capital filed SEC Form D offerings and sales amount of $400,000,000 with the Sales Compensation Recipient identified as UBS Securities,” states the investigation, which also notes that another payment of $200,000,000 was received in December 2014.
“UBS Securities is a swiss investment bank which owns 24.99% of UBS Securities Co LTD, a Chinese Investment Bank. The remaining 75% of UBS Securities CO LTD is owned by the Chinese government,” states the report.
The overall owners of UBS Securities Co LTD are:
– Beijing Guoxiang (33%)
– UBS (24.99%)
– Guangdong Comm. Group zh
– China Guodian (14%)
– COFCO Group (14%)
This comes as Steve Pieczenik doubles down on his Trump ballot marking theory, which he claims is ongoing with Military Intelligence.
Another interesting observation of Dr. Pieczenik is that the Simon & Schuster merger is about a Trump 2nd term more than anything else (they are a powerful anti-Trump media organization that has no place in a nationalist populist state, as would be under Trump 2.)
In any event, the sale of securities of a Private Equity firm to a China linked global investment bank, just 30 days before the most controversial election in US history, deserves a deeper dive. But it's not going to come from the DOJ, even though the FBI lists on it's website under the heading 'what we investigate' public corruption, cyber crimes, and organized crime.
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