“Chairman Xu, our Chimera Chamber of Commerce is willing to acquire your Frestech Chamber of Commerce for seventy six million gold coins. This is the contract, please take a look.”
Seeing Autof take out a thin contract, Xu Yi was stunned. He first looked at Russell and saw that he had a calm look. Then he looked at Autof and seeing that he had a serious expression, he was certain that they weren’t kidding.
But after seeing through Autof’s contract, Xu Yi felt that this was very absurd.
In the end, the reason why Autof didn’t speak in that meeting was not because he wasn’t willing, but rather he didn’t have anything to discuss in terms of cooperating with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
He wants to buy out your Frestech Chamber of Commerce, what was there to discuss!
Xu Yi slightly knit his brows and after a slight pause, he pushed back the contract.
“Sorry, manager Autof, I have no plans of selling the Frestech Chamber of Commerce for now.”
Autof’s expression didn’t change and pushed back the contract.
“Chairman Xu, please see that there’s no losses for you. If you’re not satisfied with the conditions, we can still discuss them.”
“No need, I have no plans for this, so there’s nothing to discuss.” Xu Yi’s tone was very firm, but he still had the same smile on his face.
The Chimera Chamber of Commerce was after all the number one company on the continent. If possible, Xu Yi still wanted to work with them, so he wouldn’t offend them if he could.
Moreover, through their plans to buy the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it could be seen that they didn’t disdain the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. Rather they cared about it very much, or they wouldn’t have the idea of buying it.
“Chairman Xu, I suggest that you consider it, it’s quite beneficial to you.” Autof didn’t speak, it was Russell on the side who spoke.
Xu Yi looked at Russell in surprise. What does the Chimera Chamber of Commerce buying the Frestech Chamber of Commerce have to do with you as the vice chief of staff of the Candra Empire’s navy?
But thinking of how the Chimera Chamber of Commerce was the number one company on the continent and the number one company in the Candra Empire, they must be related to all the various powers in the Candra Empire. Russell working with the Chimera Chamber of Commerce wasn’t that strange at all.
After hesitating a bit, Xu Yi took the contract from Autof.
Russell and Autof looked at each other and revealed smiles. They sat down and patiently waited for Xu Yi’s response.
Although Xu Yi looked serious when he read the contract, he was actually very careless about it.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce was his hard work, how could he just sell it?
Even if he didn’t talk about anything else, it was impossible for Xu Yi to agree just with the price of seventy six million gold coins the Chimera Chamber of Commerce offered.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce had an income of over thirty million gold coins a year, it would only keep growing if nothing unexpected happened.
Seventy six million seemed like a lot, but it was only the profit of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in two or three years.
They wanted to use this bit of money to buy the Frestech Chamber of Commerce?
Xu Yi could only say that although the Chimera Chamber of Commerce could see the potential of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, they underestimated them too much.
The contents of the contract weren’t a surprise for Xu Yi. The main intention was that the Chimera Chamber of Commerce wanted to completely buy out the Frestech Chamber of Commerce for seventy six million gold coins.
In this acquisition, they would take everything the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had. That included their factories, their research facility, their employees, and all the magic machine technology…...
Simply put, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would be bought by the Chimera Chamber of Commerce and Xu Yi would only have his personal territory in the Stantine Duchy.
After looking over the contract, Xu Yi couldn’t help giving a cold laugh in his heart.
This Chimera Chamber of Commerce really had a big appetite and they didn’t leave anything for him. It seemed like they had some understanding of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, but they were far from truly understanding it.
Seeing Xu Yi close the contract, Autof finally revealed a smile for the first time.
“Are you done? Chairman Xu, if you feel there’s no problems, we can sign it now.”
Xu Yi looked at Autof in confusion. Just what was this fellow thinking, why was he certain that he would sign the contract?”
“Many thanks for the intentions of the Chimera Chamber of Commerce, but I’m sorry to say that I have no intentions of selling the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.” Xu Yi shook his head and said, “Manager Autof, if you’re here to discuss a cooperation on behalf of the Chimera Chamber of Commerce, I welcome you very much, but if you’re only here to discuss buying our company…...then there’s no need for further discussions.”
After saying this, Xu Yi made a gesture of showing him out.
Autof’s face sunk, “Chairman Xu, you really won’t consider it? You have to understand that things that our Chimera Chamber of Commerce wants are what countless companies on the Sines Continent dream of. If you miss this chance, you might not have any opportunities in the future.”
Xu Yi sipped his tea and smiled without replying.
Seeing Xu Yi’s attitude, Autof’s expression sunk more as he turned to look at Russell.
Russell revealed an awkward smile as he said to Xu Yi, “Chairman Xu, manager Autof is right. Being able to catch the attention of the Chimera Chamber of Commerce is the blessing of your Frestech Chamber of Commerce, you have to consider this.”
Xu Yi didn’t give the arrogant Autof any face from the beginning, but he had to give Russell some face. After pausing to think, he still firmly shook his head.
“There’s no need to consider this. Sir Russell, I thank you for bringing the representative of the Chimera Chamber of Commerce here, but the idea of selling the Frestech Chamber of Commerce has never been on my mind, so there’s no need to discuss this.”
Seeing Xu Yi’s firm attitude, Russell could only helplessly turn to Autof.
Autof gave a cold snort, “Chairman Xu, I hope that you can understand the consequences of this. I will give you one month, if you change your mind, you can feel free to contact us.”
Without waiting for Xu Yi’s reaction, he left as soon as he finished speaking.
There was only Xu Yi and Russell left in the room. Russell hesitated a bit and didn’t leave with Autof. Rather, after thinking for a bit, he revealed a bitter smile to Xu Yi.
“Chairman Xu, I only thought that the Chimera Chamber of Commerce wanted to cooperate with your Frestech Chamber of Commerce, I never thought……”
Russell gave a sigh and shook his head, with a bit of regret in his eyes.
Xu Yi’s lips twitched. You didn’t show any surprise when Autof raised his request and now you’re trying to shirk responsibility for this matter, who would believe you?
But there was no need to see through this, so Xu Yi just gave a casual nod before changing the topic, “Sir Russell, let’s discuss some business. What did you want to discuss this time?”
Hearing Xu Yi talk business, Russell took a breath and focused his mind. He replied with a nod, “Of course it’s still related to the new fleet that we formed. Chairman Xu, the three guard ships that you provided last time are already in service in the navy and they’re operating well with the support of the technical staff you gave. We are very satisfied with these three guard ships, but…..there is a problem.”
“Other than having Magic Cannons, the three guard ships aren’t equipped with the same military magic machines as your company’s guard ships, so they are a bit lacking when it comes to firepower. Although they are much stronger than the ships we used before, they can’t compare to your Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard ships. So in order to display the might of these three guard ships, I hope that you can equip them with the same military magic machines.”
“Sir Russell, if I remember correctly, when we sold you these three guard ships back then, I already mentioned this matter. But these three guard ships not being equipped with the other military magic machines is because your side rejected this, so how is this related to us?” Xu Yi argued back.
“This……” Russell revealed an awkward smile, “The initial price you gave was two million gold coins per ship and it’s one and a half million for those without the other military magic machines, so there’s too much of a difference in price…..”
“Why don’t you just say that you’re poor……” Xu Yi muttered in his heart. He nodded before asking, “Then are you willing to accept this difference in price now?”
“It can’t be said that we accept completely since five hundred thousand to install some military magic machines on one ship is just too much. How about this, two hundred thousand per ship, what do you think?”
“Two hundred thousand gold coins?” Xu Yi’s eyes opened wide, “Sir Russell, are you joking? Two hundred thousand isn’t even enough to cover our costs!”
“Chairman Xu, aren’t you being too insincere?” Russell shook his head, “It’s just a few simple military magic machines, how could you suffer a loss at two hundred thousand gold coins?”
Xu Yi gave a cold snort, “You think we won’t suffer a loss? Alright, you can take care of it yourself.”
Russell deeply knitted his brows, but he surprisingly didn’t keep arguing with Xu Yi or try to bargain in terms of price. After thinking about it, he stood up.
“Alright, chairman Xu, since we can’t agree on the price, then let’s discuss this matter another time. Other than discussing the matter of installing the other military magic machines, there’s still something else I need to discuss with you. Can you take me to take a look at the shipyard? We can talk on the way.”
Xu Yi was confused.
This Russell wasn’t someone who easily gave up and the matter of installing more military magic machines should be very important to the Candra Empire navy, so why did he not want to continue this discussion?
With what happened with Autof just now, Xu Yi felt that Russell’s group had a strange feel to them.
The Candra Empire, just what were they planning?