Illegal shareholder loans in Danish millionaire's accounts

Danish millionaire criticized illegal shareholder loans by investors in venture fund Nordic Eye. Now, a Danish newspaper has identified the same type of loan in his own accounts.

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Danish billionaire Anders Kirk Johansen was 'shocked' and consistently distanced himself from Nordic Eye investor Peter Warnøe when the venture fund investor was revealed to have taken illegal shareholder loans in his own companies.

According to a review made by Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Kirk Johansen -- whose fortune is based on his mother's past ownership of Lego equities -- has taken three illegal shareholder loans in 2015 and 2016. One loan totals close to EUR 10m.

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