Roger Bootle lines up £50m Capital Economics sale

Bootle has worked at several City banks and stockbrokers, including Citibank.

LAST UPDATED AT 13:51 ON Fri 7 Jun 2013

ROGER Bootle has appointed advisers to prepare a sale of his Capital Economics business in a deal that could land him a windfall of up to £50m, reports The Times.

Bootle, a well-known media pundit, has invited corporate finance firm Quayle Munro to work on a strategic review of Capital Economics.

The former HSBC chief economist owns 68% of the consultancy business, which reported pre-tax profits of £4.9m last year as its revenue rose by a fifth to £13.3m.

A former lecturer at Oxford University, Mr Bootle has worked at several City banks and stockbrokers, including Citibank. · 

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