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U.K. Fraud Probe Unravels Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Refinancing Plans

  • Prosecutors are starting to circle Gupta, Greensill companies
  • White Oak pulls out of deal to provide new loans to GFG
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The U.K.’s fraud prosecutor opened a probe into Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance over suspicions of fraud and money laundering, causing a potential lender to the group to withdraw from agreements to provide new financing.

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating “suspected fraud, fraudulent trading and money laundering in relation to the financing and conduct of the business,” according to a statement. The probe includes the financing arrangements with Greensill Capital UK Ltd. The SFO has been looking at GFG since Greensill’s collapse in March and decided to open a formal probe, according to a person familiar with the investigation.