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Saturday 18 November 2017

Eddie Jordan takes the wheel at Debrett's

PRESTIGE PUBLICATION: Eddie Jordan with Irish Bavaria model Nicola Hughes
PRESTIGE PUBLICATION: Eddie Jordan with Irish Bavaria model Nicola Hughes
Nick Webb

Nick Webb

FORMER Formula One boss Eddie Jordan has taken control of posh British book company Debrett's -- publishers of the venerable Debrett's guides to etiquette and peerages.

The Jordan-linked Anna Livia trust was already a shareholder in the company but sources indicated that it had acquired a majority stake along with private equity boss Daryll Eales since the start of the year.

Tony Kilduff, the Ballsbridge software tycoon turned property investor, was also a shareholder in Debrett's but stood down as a director of the company earlier this year.

Debrett's declined to comment.

Debrett's, which was founded in 1769, has expanded into high-end financial services with its Prestige insurance outfit covering everything from fine art to racehorses.

Jordan has interests ranging from hedge funds to digital pens. Last week, it emerged that he'd ordered a new €30m mega yacht from the Irish-owned Sunseeker company.

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