How a Wirecard manager helped with the takeover

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G36 assault rifle

Heckler & Koch has been the Bundeswehr’s house supplier for years.

(Photo: dpa)

Berlin, Düsseldorf

 The  meeting point could hardly have been more discreet. A corridor behind the Munich Käfer-Schänke leads to the “tobacco room”. © www.de24.news

 The  séparée is so small that it can only accommodate three guests. Precious pipes, old advertising signs and wood-paneled walls are supposed to create “an intimate atmosphere”, according to the gourmet restaurant’s website.

On October 14, 2019, three men spent two hours discussing one of the most delicate arms deals in recent years: the takeover of the Oberndorf-based weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch. © www.de24.news

 The  former Wirecard CFO Burkhard Ley (61), the former secret service coordinator Klaus-Dieter Fritsche (67) and the French major investor Nicolas Walewski (55) had traveled.

© www.de24.news

 The  French wanted to take over the armory and was looking for candidates for the supervisory board. Ley, who was working as a consultant for Wirecard at the time, had suggested the former State Secretary Fritsche. He had just signed a lobbyist and consultancy contract with the company in Aschheim two months earlier.

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