A spokesman for Mr. Angermayer, who has primarily based his household workplace and different enterprise ventures in Malta, didn’t reply to requests for remark.
In early 2021, Thiel Capital additionally grew to become a shareholder in a Malta entity by way of a byzantine collection of developments. The deal concerned Coru, a Mexican on-line monetary recommendation start-up, which has a father or mother firm included in London.
Entities managed by Mr. Thiel and Mr. Danzeisen, his husband, had been amongst Coru’s largest homeowners, company filings present. The beginning-up wanted further funding in late 2020, however its traders couldn’t attain an settlement to place additional cash in, mentioned two former traders. The corporate went into administration, the equal of chapter.
Round that point, Mr. Thiel, Mr. Danzeisen and several other different Coru traders established an organization in Malta known as EUM Holdings Melite Ltd., Maltese data present. That firm purchased Coru’s shares out of administration for about $100,000, in accordance with British data. The data don’t element EUM’s enterprise actions.
Now Coru is owned by EUM. Its shareholders embody Mr. Thiel, Mr. Danzeisen, Richard Li — a son of Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing — and a gaggle with a former Nicaraguan authorities official and a scion of the Spanish household that made a fortune promoting Lladró porcelain collectible figurines.
Mr. Thiel started exploring Maltese citizenship round that point, mentioned folks aware of the method. By late 2021, paperwork present, he was far alongside within the utility course of and retained an company that fielded questions from the Maltese authorities about his companies and political actions.
The questions included Mr. Thiel’s position with Palantir Applied sciences, an information analytics firm he based that works with governments and companies, and his political exercise supporting Mr. Trump.