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Switzerland’s Richest Man Takes Stake in Ailing Aston Martin

Ernesto Bertarelli
Ernesto Bertarelli Photographer: Jose Jordan/AFP via Getty Images
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Switzerland’s richest man has taken a stake in the automaker forever tied to James Bond.

Ernesto Bertarelli, 54, whose family’s $18.1 billion fortune mostly derives from pharmaceuticals, acquired a 3.4% voting stake in Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings Plc, according to a regulatory filing Friday.