Gerald Crawford: The Secretly or invisible Rich Man Chapter 2229
Based on a rough estimate, Gerald figured that thirty percent of the shares would probably amount to ten billion dollars.
“Bingo. I’ve already been planning to tell you this for years, though Iwas never able to find you… With that said, now that we’ve finally met again, please accept my offering. I’ve already bought some of the company’s shares, and I’ll be transferring them to you later,” replied Derrick with a nod, his eyes blazing with passion. From the looks of it, he really wanted Gerald to have the money.
After a slight pause, Gerald simply chuckled before saying, “Aren’t you worried that I’ll take over your company after you hand me the shares?”
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“So what if you do? You saved my life! Had you not given me a chance to live, I wouldn’t have been able to start the Fareast Consortium in the first place! Besides, you simply aren’t the kind of person to do such a thing!” replied Derrick.
Though his encounter with those bandits had taken place years ago, he still had nightmares about it.
Nightmares where Gerald never came to his rescue, resulting in his head getting chopped off by an ax. With that in mind, every time he woke up drenched in cold sweat, his gratitude toward Gerald only grew stronger and stronger.
Either way, upon hearing that, Gerald poured himself a cup of tea while saying, “Saving you was only a small matter for me, so I really can’t accept your shares. However, if you still insist, I’m willing to accept the offer, though in return, we can’t meet up ever again. Which is it going to be?”
“That…” muttered Derrick, clearly not expecting Gerald to say that.
“Putting that aside, tell me honestly. Is the current Futaba family capable of meeting your company’s requirements for the collaboration?” asked Gerald as he attempted to change the topic.
Upon hearing that, Derrick’s expression turned slightly serious as he replied, “Unfortunately, they can’t…”
“How large is the gap?” asked Gerald who had expected that answer. After all, while the old Futaba family may have been able to pull it off, those leeches pretty much ruined everything by replacing teamwork with greed for money.
Gerald, for one, knew that Derrick had only offered the Futabas large contracts since Derrick had been keen to please him. While this would allow the Futaba family to revive, Gerald was honestly worried that Derrick’s decision would eventually come back to burden him. In fact, it could possibly affect the Fareast Consortium as a whole, and Gerald really didn’t want Derrick to suffer a loss just because he wanted to help him.
Clearing his throat, Derrick then said, “Well… I’ll be saying things frankly then…”
“Go ahead. There’s only the two of us here now. Say whatever’s on your mind,” replied Gerald with a nod.
“Well, as you’ve said, the gap is a bit wide… Since we worked together once a few years back, I vaguely remembered the family being quite capable. However, after discussing with them in the past few days, I’ve unfortunately found that the family’s capabilities have greatly declined…” muttered Derrick with a sigh.
Honestly, had Gerald not asked him to help them, he wouldn’t have given the Futabas a chance at all, at least from the moment he learned that their family was in such poor condition.
“To be honest, you could just hand them simpler contracts, you know? Anything good enough that’ll help them recover. Following that, you can give them the more standard contracts,” replied Gerald as he stroked his untrimmed goatee.
“I had thought about that too, though in the end, I just told my secretary to loosen the requirements. As a precaution, I’ve also selected a group of technical staff and company management personnel who’ll be heading to the Futaba family’s company to lend them a hand in a few days. With that said, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem in the end,” said Derrick.