Pro-Brexit British billionaire buys Swiss football club Lausanne

Jim Ratcliffe, founder of chemicals giant Ineos, recently tried to get government subsidies to build successor to Land Rover Defender

Ineos, the petrochemicals company founded by billionaire Brexit backer Jim Ratcliffe, has announced plans to buy a Swiss football club, the latest in a spree of seemingly unconnected acquisitions.

The privately owned firm said it was buying FC Lausanne-Sport, which plays in Switzerland’s top football league, to build on existing links it had forged with teams near its offices in the Swiss cantons of Vaud and Lausanne.

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