I'm not sure quite where this belongs, but I figure some people here may find it interesting if they have not seen it elsewhere - this snippet is from a Times report.




"Britain’s richest brothers are closing in on a £5bn deal to sell a stake in one of the world’s biggest computer hosting networks to a Chinese consortium.


David and Simon Reuben, No 1 on The Sunday Times Rich List with a fortune of £13.1bn, are in advanced talks to sell half of Global Switch, which runs data centres in locations ranging from London to Hong Kong and Singapore.


The Reubens, who made their first fortune trading aluminium in 1990s Russia, are understood to be in talks with a Chinese consortium led by Daily Tech, a data centre giant run by its founder, Li Qiang. Daily Tech, which hosts server space for the likes of Alibaba, China’s answer to eBay, is leading a dozen other Asian investors, including Avic Trust, a private financial subsidiary of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China."