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Financial collapse: Confidential exposure analysis of 205 companies each owing above EUR45M to Icelandic bank Kaupthing, 26 Sep 2008

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July 29, 2009

This confidential 210 page file presents an exposure analysis of 205 entities from around the world who owed 45 to 1250 million euros each to the Icelandic bank Kaupthing. Not long after producing this internal report, the bank collapsed. Many of the loans are to insiders and unsecured.

Kaupthing's borrowers have or had operations in most countries.

Kaupthing previously operated in at least 13 countries, including all the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The bank's motto, prominently displayed in this report is Think Beyond.


Within 24 hours of releasing the document, WikiLeaks received a legal threat from Kaupthing's lawyers.

At 18:55 GMT Sat Aug 1, Iceland's national broadcaster, RÚV, had its 19:00 nightly newscast enjoined to prevent reporting the document. Instead RÚV showed a link to this page.

According to the popular Iceland Weather Report site, the injunction was ordered by the Reykjavík District Commissioner, one Rúnar Guðjónsson. As it happens, the son of the Reykjavík District Commissioner, Guðjón Rúnarsson, is head of the Icelandic Financial Services Association and one of the top spokesmen for the failed banks. Among other things, he has fought to have the state’s Housing Financing Fund [which supplies the general public with affordable mortgages] abolished so that the banks could have exclusive dibs on the mortgage market.

Another son of the District Commissioner is Frosti Reyr Rúnarsson, who just happens to be the former head of Kaupthing’s securities brokerage division and one of the recipients of Kaupthing’s infamous bullet loans.[1]

An article in Visir based on this document revealed that loans made to the core investors of Kaupthing [the brothers Ágúst and Lýður Guðmundsson], and companies owned by them, amounted to some ISK 300 billion [USD 2.3 bn / EUR 1.6 bn].

Robert Tchenguiz, a member of the board of Exista [owned by the brothers] received loans of some ISK 330 billion.

Ólafur Ólafsson, he who once flew in Elton John to perform at his birthday bash [and who is associated with shipping company Samskip], received a loan of some ISK 140 billion.

Companies associated with the Baugur family received a loan amounting to some ISK 320 billion at the current rate of exchange.

The largest loans are to, effectively, Kaupthing itself. Exista was a major Kaupthing shareholder.

Companies and corporate groups covered:

  • Exista Group hf.
  • Exista - Exista hf.
  • Exista - Bakkabrædur Holding BV
  • Exista - Guro Leisure Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Exista - Bakkabraedur Group (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Exista - Exista Sub Group (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Robert Tchenguiz
  • Skuli Thorvaldsson
  • Skuli Thorvaldsson (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Holt Investment Group Ltd.
  • Kjalar
  • Kjalar ­ Kjalar hf.
  • Kjalar - Iceland Seafood International ehf.
  • Kjalar - Samskip Holding B.V. and Samskip hf.
  • Kjalar - Olafur Olafsson (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Gaumur Group
  • Gaumur - Baugur Group hf., BG Equity 1 ehf., F-Capital ehf., BGE eignarhaldsfélag ehf. and Fjárfestingafélagið Gaumur ehf.
  • Gaumur - 1998 ehf.
  • Gaumur - Eignarhaldsfélagið ISP ehf.
  • Gaumur - Hagar hf.
  • Mosaic Fashions Ltd.
  • Kevin G. Stanford
  • Kevin G. Stanford (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Antonios Yerolemou (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Candy & Candy
  • Project Abbey ­ Noho Square
  • Candy & Candy (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Landic Property
  • Landic - Landic Property hf.
  • Landic - 101 Skuggahverfi hf.
  • Landic - Þyrping hf.
  • Landic - AB113 ehf., AB106 ehf. and Akraland ehf.
  • Skipti
  • Skipti ­ Skipti hf.
  • Skipti - Sirius IT Partner
  • Stoðir
  • Stoðir ­ Stoðir hf.
  • Stoðir - Materia Invest ehf.
  • Victoria Properties A/S (FIH)
  • Michael Ashley & Sports World International (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Haldor Topsøe A/S (FIH)
  • Norvik
  • Norvik - Smáragarður ehf.
  • Norvik - Straumborg ehf.
  • Norvik - JSC Norvik Banka
  • Lagerinn
  • Lagerinn Dutch Holding - JYSK group
  • Lagerinn Dutch Holding - ILVA A/S
  • Lagerinn - SMI ehf.
  • Danielle/Limebrook
  • Daniella/Limebrook - Bay Restaurant Holdings Limited
  • Daniella/Limebrook - Town & City Pub Company Limited
  • Saxhóll
  • Saxbygg - Saxbygg ehf.
  • Saxbygg - Saxbygg Invest ehf.
  • Saxbygg - Saxhóll ehf.
  • Greenland's Home Rule (FIH)
  • Danfoss A/S (FIH)
  • Össur hf.
  • Vincent Tchenguiz
  • Vincent Tchenguiz - Pennyrock Limited
  • Vincent Tchenguiz - Elsina Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Managing Director Klaus Helmersen and St. Frederikslund Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Kwintet AB (FIH)
  • Alshair Fiyaz (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Foreningen ei invest european retail (FIH)
  • Danish Crown AMBA (FIH)
  • Nycomed A/S (FIH)
  • REIM - Celsius European Holdings Sarl
  • Gift fjárfestingafélag ehf.
  • EjendomsSelskabet Norden I K/S (FIH)
  • Vivian Imerman (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Christen Sveaas/Kistefos/AS Holding/Telecom Holding AS
  • ST Aerospace Solutions (Europe) A/S (FIH)
  • Kaupthing Capital Partners
  • Kaupthing Capital Partners II Master, L.P. Incorporated (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • KCP II ehf (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Sjælsø Gruppen A/S (FIH)
  • Alfesca
  • Drög
  • Drög - Íslenskir aðalverktakar hf.
  • Drög - Drög ehf.
  • Drög - Álftárós ehf.
  • Drög - Ármannsfell ehf.
  • Lornamead Acquisitions Ltd.
  • Danske Fragtmænd A/S (FIH)
  • A Heeschen & Associated Companies (Kaupthing Isle of Man)
  • Proark A/S ­ Michael Kaa Andersen (FIH)
  • Umtak ehf.
  • Aalborg Industries Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Teighmore Ltd & New London Bridge House (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Samson
  • Samson - Empennage Inc.
  • Samson - Samson eignarhaldsfélag ehf.
  • Samson - Rauðsvík ehf.
  • DEUGE Deutsche Grundeigentum GmbH + Lundtoftegaard GmbH (FIH)
  • Enic International Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Gluma Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Tækker Europa A/S (FIH)
  • Guldborgsund Kommne (FIH)
  • Bakkavör
  • Bakkavör ­ Bakkavör Group hf.
  • Bakkavör (London) Ltd.
  • Arovit Acquisitions APS
  • Mengus Stockholm A/S (FIH)
  • Rolf Barfoed A/S (FIH)
  • Samherji
  • Samherji hf.
  • Samherji - Snæfell ehf.
  • Samherji - UK Fisheries Ltd.
  • Samherji - Kaldbakur ehf.
  • Giant Bidco (Booker Group plc)
  • Toga Pty Ldt. (FIH)
  • A-huset Invest A/S (FIH)
  • EHI Fund Denmark II ApS (FIH)
  • Chestnutbay (Asquith Nurseries)
  • Newco Aep A/S ( Wrist Group A/S) (FIH)
  • DSV Miljø Holding A/S (FIH)
  • A. P. Møller-Mærsk A/S (FIH)
  • Peter Shalson Connection (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Primera Travel Group hf.
  • Thorkil Andersen Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Eik Fasteignafélag ehf
  • Sean Dunne Connection ­ DCD Builders, Zaskari Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Saxo Bank A/S (FIH)
  • A/S United Shipping & Trading (FIH)
  • K/S Danske Immobilien (FIH)
  • Eurotrust A/S (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Flexlink Holding AB
  • Essex Invest Holding A/S and Peter Halvorsen (FIH)
  • TDC A/S (FIH)
  • Serena Equity Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Egill Agustsson (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson Group ehf.
  • Tower Gate Developments Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • IDdesign Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Unity Investments (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Novozymes A/S (FIH)
  • Hekla
  • Hekla hf.
  • Hekla - Hekla fasteignir ehf.
  • Vífilfell
  • Vífilfell - Vífilfell hf.
  • Vífilfell - Sólstafir ehf.
  • Arla Foods AMBA (FIH)
  • NKT Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Aarhuskarlshamn AB (FIH)
  • Invent Farma ehf.
  • GN Store Nord A/S (FIH)
  • Ecco Sko A/S (FIH)
  • Penninn
  • Penninn - Penninn ehf.
  • Penninn - Officeday Finland Oy
  • Pandora Holding A/S (FIH)
  • CD Group - AKER
  • Steen Bryde ­ Bryde Gruppen ApS and I/S Strandvejen 56-58 (FIH)
  • Bankside Holdings Ltd & Bullion Investments Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Paigle Properties (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Burgundy Sea Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Kaupfélag Skagfirðinga
  • KS - AB 57 ehf.
  • KS - Fóðurblandan hf.
  • KS - Fisk Seafood hf.
  • KS - Kaupfélag Skagfirðinga
  • Ferrosan A/S (FIH)
  • BM Vallá
  • BM Vallá - BM Vallá ehf.
  • BM Vallá - Fasteignafélagið Ártún ehf.
  • Graham Harris Connection (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Carlsberg A/S (FIH)
  • Wavin N.V. (FIH)
  • Horst Gassmann (FIH)
  • Steen Larsen /SL Nordic Holding ApS (FIH)
  • Sund ehf.
  • Dustin Group AB
  • Framherji Group Sp/f
  • Huscompagniet A/S (FIH)
  • Felicitas Intressenter AB (FIH)
  • DLG ­ Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab AMBA (FIH)
  • PWT Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Sanitec OY (FIH)
  • JM Danmark A/S (FIH)
  • EBH-Fonden (FIH)
  • Bleiksstaðir ehf.
  • Flugstod Leifs Eirikssonar hf. (FLE)
  • Lastas A/S (FIH)
  • DLG Bidco Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Interbuild ApS (FIH)
  • KPC Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Íslandsverktakar
  • Íslandsverktakar - Mænir ehf.
  • Íslandsverktakar - Athús ehf.
  • Dansk AvisTryk A/S (FIH)
  • Energi Randers Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Københavns lufthavne A/S (FIH)
  • Dong Energy A/S (FIH)
  • ADP
  • EAV ehf. (Kaupthing Luxembourg)
  • Fram Foods hf.
  • Superfos A/S (FIH)
  • Investea Holding A/S (FIH)
  • Nordic Travel Holding AS (FIH)
  • AKSO ehf. and Módelhús ehf.
  • Filbert Pacific Ltd (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
  • Ashwell Property Group (Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander)
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