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Salt Bae Restaurant Owner May Sell Stake to Qatar Wealth Fund

  • D.ream Group in talks to sell 20% stake to QIA for about $300m
  • Firm owns restaurants including the Nusr-Et steakhouse
Nusret Gokce, also known as Salt Bae.

Nusret Gokce, also known as Salt Bae.

Photographer: Moe Zoyari/Bloomberg

The owner of the Nusr-Et steakhouse, known by its founder’s Salt Bae meme, is in talks to sell a stake to Qatar’s $450 billion wealth fund.

D.ream Group, owned by Turkish billionaire Ferit Sahenk’s Dogus Holding AS, may sell a 20% stake to the Qatar Investment Authority for about $300 million, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. A deal at that price would imply a valuation of $1.5 billion.