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So what do we know about him?

 

Like everyone on here i know he's got a few cranes, and is worth a few quid, but it's really quite amazing that apart from this we really know nothing much about him. For example where in Switzerland does he live - i'd quite like to go on google earth and have snoop around his garden.

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So what do we know about him?

 

Like everyone on here i know he's got a few cranes, and is worth a few quid, but it's really quite amazing that apart from this we really know nothing much about him. For example where in Switzerland does he live - i'd quite like to go on google earth and have snoop around his garden.

 

 

He likes photography.....Particular interest in SFC everytime they play a Wembley final...:prayer:

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Ask the Portsmouth fans - they seem to know quite a bit.

 

In fact, they're convinced he was a Nazi tank driver in WWII and is as every bit as shady as MM, Gaylord, Storrie, Chainrai, SaF, Faraj, Azougy, Jacobs etc

 

PMSL

 

 

 

for a club who's 'ad 'appy ' arry ...as manager TWICE... don't lets talk about shady characters... PLEASE !

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The fact that Markus lives a private personal and business life says it all for me.

 

NO self promotion

NO 'look at me' behaviour

NO strings or hangers-on.

 

He conducts everything in the most professional manner.

 

We have landed our feet that's for sure.

 

Thank you Markus (& Nicola).

 

Agree entirely, i just want to know what his house is like and what cars he drives etc. I wonder if Rupert still has a trampoleen on his lawn?

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So what do we know about him?

 

Like everyone on here I know he's got a few cranes, and is worth a few quid, but it's really quite amazing that apart from this we really know nothing much about him. For example where in Switzerland does he live - i'd quite like to go on google earth and have snoop around his garden.

 

Hopefully, by now, you are in the minority, Dune, as practically everyone else is clued up.

 

Markus doesn't have a few cranes [well he may have, but he's not noted for them]. His business is diesel engines, common rail, transmissions and all and sundry about diesel engines. Which is why he's worth a bob or two.

 

The Liebherr family business is the crane and heavy lifting one. Very little to do with Markus [apart from any diesel orientated bits they need, I'm sure] as he gave/sold [dunno] back his family shares.

 

Private bloke apparently. I'll leave him to his privacy.

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This is pure suppossion and nothing else.

We hear he is astute in business and put men in charge of them he knows and trusts.

We know he is a wealthy private man who likes his football. Before buying us he apparently SPONSERED an Austrian team who went on to have the best years in their history. We also have heard from either NC or AP he was quite a 'religious 'man' and was perturbed at one time when our players suurounded the ref. and gave him some grief over some decision or other.

I am assumming therefore (however justified I dont know) that he believes in fair play and honesty. I therefore assume/hope he has the best intentions for us and wont royally shaft us like a team just down the road seem to have been by their owner(s).

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We know he does not do sex scandals like Tiger & he owns a Technika digital camera as shown at the JPT final.

 

Model number please, how much does it cost, how many mega pixels?

 

Link please to the camera.

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I dropped in Markus's name, for the takeover when we all assumed it was the Cranes+ of the Liebherr family on info gained that it was a Liebherr but not of the multinational Co.

Markus owns a few companys in Switzerland & Germany to do with engineering (diesel), but still retains some shares in Liebherr International, as he gave up some of those shares back to family members so he did'nt have to sit on the board, leaving him free to start his own companys!! HTH

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Not exactly Gospel, but:-

Markus Liebherr

 

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Markus Liebherr (born 30 March 1948[1]) is a German born, Swiss businessman and a member of one of Europe’s top family business dynasties.

He is a son of the late Hans Liebherr, who started the company Liebherr, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery, set up over 60 years ago in Germany.

Markus was given equal shares in the German holding company in the 1980s when the business moved its management headquarters to Switzerland.

In his higher education career, Markus studied engineering with an agricultural focus.

He later handed most of his shares back to his family, and he has been running his own group of companies, the Mali Group, since 1994.

His holding company, DMWSL 613 Limited, bought English Football League One side Southampton in July 2009, which took the club out of administration.[1]

[edit] The MALI Group

 

The Mali group contains five independent businesses, all belonging to the MALI Markus Liebherr International group whose head offices are in Fribourg, Switzerland.

● One of the companies is CRT Common Rail Technologies AG based in Beringen, Switzerland – a business concerning the ‘research and design of common rail systems’.

● Another of his companies is Mali Motan AG, also based in Beringen and concerning the ‘manufacturing and sales of CVT transmissions and common rail systems.”

● A third company is the German-based BSG Bodensee Steuergeräte – its primary business being the ‘research, design, manufacturing and sales of electronic control units for common rail injection and transmissions.”

● MALI Spezialfahrzeuge GmbH based in Eberhardzell, Germany, concerns ‘research and design transmission technology.’

● MALI Spezialfahrzeugbau GmbH, based in Elbe, Germany, deals with ‘research, design, manufacture and sale’ of offroad vehicles.

The group’s website says: “Our ideology is dealing with the development of leading-edge products oriented at the market that follow technologically new ways and show ecologically a large potential.”

[edit] Southampton Football Club

 

On 8 July 2009, 98 days after Southampton Leisure Holdings, Southampton’s former holding company, had been placed in administration, Markus Liebherr's bid to buy the club had been successfully completed. The total amount he had paid has not been disclosed but it is believed to be around £13-15 Million.

Once the deal had been completed, the administrator of the holdings company, Mark Fry, told the Southern Daily Echo: “I am absolutely delighted the takeover has been completed.”

“I am not only delighted that it has been completed but also that it has gone to who we feel was the right buyer.”

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way - the fans, staff, players and all the media for all their coverage.”[2]

Markus Liebherr will now install a new CEO and board of directors. On 9 July 2009, Andy Oldknow, was given the position of CEO at the club.[3]

Below is a statement released by the club:

Southampton Leisure Holdings Plc Joint Administrator Mark Fry today confirms that DMWSL613 Limited has acquired the Company's assets, principally Southampton Football Club for an undisclosed sum.

The purchaser is owned and controlled by Markus Liebherr, 61, who is a Swiss national. Markus Liebherr also owns and controls the Swiss-based Mali Group, which consists of five companies engaged in technologically advanced engineering.

Mark Fry and his team from Begbies Traynor who have been in talks with a number of interested parties, were impressed by Markus Liebherr and his team's commitment and plans for the Club.

Joint Administrator Mark Fry commented: "The sale of the Saints to Markus Liebherr is a fantastic opportunity to rebuild the Club.

Markus Liebherr was attracted to Southampton by a number of qualities which include the Club's rich sporting heritage, loyal fan base, first class stadium and training facilities and the potential for the Saints to regain their rightful place at the higher echelons of English football.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all Saints' fans for their support and patience in what have been uncertain times for the Club. I would also like to wish both Markus and the Club well for future success."

Below is part of Markus Liebherr’s Statement:

"I believe we have a superb opportunity to rebuild this great Club. Clearly, this will require resources, planning, hard work and patience. We will assemble a strong management team at every level of the Club. We will act rapidly, but also plan for the long term, because I am here for the long term.

"I also look forward to the Club re-engaging with the fans and the local community. We cannot succeed without their backing.

"We should not expect instant success, but our fans, employees and other stakeholders can expect 100 per cent commitment from me and my team."[4]

Shortly after his acquisition of the club, Liebherr appointed Nicola Cortese as Executive Chairman.[5]

In the first year of Liebherr's ownership, Southampton FC have made incredable progress. Overcoming a 10 point deduction for going into administration to be challenging for the play-offs. On 28 March 2010, Southampton won the Johnstone's Paints Trophy at Wembley Stadium in front of just under 75,000 fans.

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. I believe one of his homes is Dubai.

 

Do you mean in Dubai,or is he more seriously minted than any of us ever imagined?

Catholic or Protestant?

 

That is absolotuley none of our f^cking business,unless he wishes to make the matter public,and as he is very much a 'private person' it appears he does not.

 

I realise your interest in our saviour is well intentioned Dune,and we'd all be interested in learning more but lets respect the dignified way he has conducted affairs at SFC,and in return respect his right to some privacy.

 

 

Agree entirely, i just want to know what his house is like and what cars he drives etc. I wonder if Rupert still has a trampoleen on his lawn?

 

Thought GoogleEarth showed a tennis court and swimming pool.Probably an outhouse to whip the servants in as well.

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So what do we know about him?

 

Like everyone on here i know he's got a few cranes, and is worth a few quid, but it's really quite amazing that apart from this we really know nothing much about him. For example where in Switzerland does he live - i'd quite like to go on google earth and have snoop around his garden.

So actually you show that you know nothing about him

(1) His name is Markus, it is spelled with a K not a C, why can't people get this

(2) He has nothing to do with the Crane business, that is owned by his brother and sister.

 

Markus Liebherr's business is the known as MALI (Markus Liebherr International), and specialises in heavy machinery, specifically transmission systems for railways. If you want o find out about his business look at the web site:

http://www.mali-group.com/index.php?/en It is fascinating (not) and makes no mention of SFC. Wiki also has a decent article about him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markus_Liebherr but does not include his home address.

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Ask the Portsmouth fans - they seem to know quite a bit.

 

In fact, they're convinced he was a Nazi tank driver in WWII and is as every bit as shady as MM, Gaylord, Storrie, Chainrai, SaF, Faraj, Azougy, Jacobs etc

 

PMSL

Just shows how thick the Skates must be given he was born 3 years after the War ended.

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I remember when some pompey fans CLAIMED that markus owed al faraj a shed load of millions from a previous business deal..

 

oh dear

 

I remember that one - you copied it onto here for our entertainment I think. And there was another one from a skate about Markus having simply taken on all the debt, not actually owning the club or St Mary's - it really was priceless stuff. :lol:

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HOPE this thread does not mean people are getting withdrawal symptoms regarding off the field issues at SMS being more important than on the pitch.

had enough of that cr*p during the previous regimes,

SMS is a happier place because of Marcus LETS leave it like that, stop chanting the blokes name and just turn up in our thousands next tuesday night

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This is his company - check it out - awesome

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=RobaJKGMMiE

Nice video, shame its nothing to do with our man. Markus is not part of Liebherr, his company is MALI (Markus Liebherr International) and they have nothing to do with cranes.

 

I want to know how they got that fecking thing down again. Also, the driver was Rupert, how scary is that?

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I have been asking for ages if he has any children as it would be good to know he has an heir to pass the club down to and that our revival isn't something that will, sadly, die with Markus.

 

Irrelevant and unduly morbid.

 

He's 62 (I think) not 82.

 

I expect he will be planning to sell up long before he gets to an age where anyone needs to worry.

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