There were many high-quality men and single dogs around Alex. Except for Big Ken and Felix, the others were all high-quality men. There were also real military brothers. Ma Zhiyuan and his two old comrades-in-arms had just retired. However, they had no chance to get along with Cynthia, so they did not know each other at all. It was not easy to match each other.
Relatively speaking, only Hunter and Cynthia were more familiar with each other. At least they had known each other for a long time.
Although Hunter was not the usual solider, he had received long-term and rigorous training. Whether in terms of behavior or character, he was similar to soliders. Most importantly, Alex felt that the personalities of Cynthia and Hunter complemented each other.
Of course, Alex was just pulling strings. Whether Hunter and Cynthia could be together or not depended on their fate.
After chatting with Hunter, Alex went upstairs to find Isla and told her about the match between Hunter and Cynthia.
Isla thought for a moment and said, “I don’t know much about Hunter, but I feel that he is very honest. I’ll go and check Cynthia’s words first. If she doesn’t hate Hunter, then they will have a chance to develop. The most important thing is to give them more opportunities to cultivate their feelings. It’s reasonable for them to fall in love with each other for a long time.”
Alex nodded repeatedly and couldn’t help but think of the process of turning hatred into love with Isla.
That night, Alex and Isla made an appointment to have a meal with Cynthia and Hunter, officially starting the prelude to setting them up…
Two days passed in a flash, and it was the last day of the auction for the shares of Qingyun Media.
Before getting off work in the afternoon, Alex received a phone call from Liu Wenzhong.
On the other side, Liu Wenzhong seemed a little anxious. Without saying a word of courtesy, he went straight to the point. “Mr. Cohen, there’s something wrong! Originally, your bid has been in a high position. In addition to your ten billion yuan, the most bid is only 600 billion yuan, from a media company in Jingdu. But just now, we received another bid, as high as 12 billion yuan!”
Alex was shocked. “Who? Who paid 12 billion?”
“Your old acquaintance, the president of Grand Express Corporation, and Gerald.”
“What? Gerald? No, where did he get so much money?”
“I don’t know. Anyway, Grand Express Corporation is one of the top major enterprises in the city, and Gerald himself is a fatal entrepreneur. With Grand Express Corporation and Gerald’s strength, they can squeeze out dozens of billions by themselves. In addition to borrowing the loan, it’s no problem to get 12 billion.”
“Then, according to the principle of the one who gets the highest price, won’t I lose contact with Qingyun Media? How about this, I’ll offer a higher price?”
“Well… there’s no need. If you raise the price now, it doesn’t conform to the rules, and people will gossip about it. If Gerald knows, he may ask you to cancel your qualification, then the loss outweighs the gain. We have already made it clear in the notice that the highest bidder is only legal. We will let the top three buyers enter the second round of competition. Tomorrow morning at ten o’clock in the morning, when the second round starts, you can raise the price on the spot.”
Alex was regretting it. It was too conservative to discuss the price with Lin Ke.
According to his and Lin Ke’s financial resources, 10 billion yuan was just the most basic price. For the time being, no one in the city could compete with them in cash. Even the opponents from the capital city only offered 6 billion yuan. From this, it could be seen that Gerald’s offer was purely an accident. If he had known that Gerald was so bold, he would have directly offered 20 billion yuan.
But since the price had been submitted, it was too late to say anything now.
Fortunately, he still had a second chance to fight for it, or he would regret it.
After chatting with Liu Wenzhong, Alex immediately dialed Lin Ke’s number. After discussing for a while, they decided to set the second price for tomorrow’s second bid as 15 billion yuan. If they couldn’t handle it, they could gradually increase the price by one billion yuan. The reason why they didn’t raise the price to 20 billion yuan at once was that there was no need for that.
The plate of Qingyun Media was only so big, and there was a limit to the profit space.
He had invested too much money, so he could only leave it in the company’s account. Anyway, it was the interest of the bank, so it was better to put it on his card. If he encountered other good projects, he could use it to invest. If he put it all in the account of Qingyun Media, it would be troublesome to take it out. It would have to be voted by the board of directors.
Even if he didn’t consider this, putting all the eggs in a basket was a big taboo of investment.
Although they had the confidence to revive Qingyun Media, they were not afraid of risk in everything. investment was risky. If the investment went bankrupt, the more investment they made, the more losses they would suffer. It was because of this consideration that their first bid was 10 billion yuan, which they thought was conservative but stable…
When Alex and Lin Ke were almost done chatting, they suddenly received a call from Fang Chen. After telling Lin Ke the situation, they picked up the phone and said, “Hello, Master Chen, we haven’t contacted each other for a long time. I thought you forgot me.”
“Of course not.” Fang Chen’s clear voice came from the receiver. “I heard that you were very busy and didn’t have the nerve to waste your precious time. Mr. Cohen, how are you doing? Do you have time tonight?”
“Master Chen, would you like to treat me to dinner?”
“To be exact… I want to invite Mr. Cohen and his sister-in-law to have dinner together. Speaking of this, Mr. Cohen is a little unkind. We have known each other for so long, but you haven’t introduced my sister-in-law to me, which made me misunderstand and almost lead to a big mistake. I admit that I was reckless, but you have to give me a chance to apologize, right?”
“Ahem, Master Chen is getting worse, but we can eat together. Let’s eat tonight…”
Alex and Fang Chen had made an appointment on the time and place of dinner together, so he hung up the phone and ran to Isla’s office. When he found that Xena was also there, he was not in a hurry to speak and turned to leave. In order to increase the success rate of the invitation, it was best to talk to Isla alone.
But Xena stopped Alex and said unhappily, “Cohen, are you a thief or something? You’re sneaky.”
Alex stopped and turned around to answer, “We’ve entered the wrong door…”
“Do you think I’m a three-year-old child? You’re looking for Lala for something, aren’t you? When you saw me here, you didn’t dare to say anything?”
“I…” Alex didn’t want to argue with Xena, but he couldn’t help nodding and telling the truth. “A friend wants to invite Isla and I to have dinner together tonight. I wanted to agree, but after thinking about it carefully, I decided not to.”
“You know yourself well! You have nothing to do with my family. Why should I ask Lala to see your friend?”
“Yes. But… Vice President Sullivan, the cooperation between Gold Stone and Wyatt Corporation may come to an end. You should be prepared in advance.”
“What do you mean? Isn’t it a good cooperation? Why is it suddenly coming to an end?”
“Because the one who invited us to dinner is the young master of Wyatt Corporation, Fang Chen. As the party leader, he took the initiative to invite us to dinner and gave us enough face. If President Sullivan doesn’t go, how can he keep his face? Of course, he hasn’t stated that he wants to terminate the cooperation with Gold Stone. It’s my guess.”
“Why didn’t you tell me earlier?”
Xena’s face changed instantly. She got up and rushed to the front of Isla, saying eagerly, “Although you don’t have any personal friendship with Alex, we still need to cooperate in business. Push aside the other schedule and go to the banquet with Alex.”
Hearing this, Isla became embarrassed. “Mom, isn’t your attitude changing too fast?”
“We can’t mix business and private affairs together. Don’t you know that Wyatt Corporation is the biggest client and the biggest sponsor of our company? How can we neglect it? Remember, not only are you going to the banquet, but you also have to rush to pay the bill. How can you let the party treat you?”
“Okay, okay, okay. I’ll go after work.”
“You’re the boss, so you don’t need to make a card. What are you waiting for? Go now and arrange the dinner in advance!”
As Xena spoke, she pushed Isla to the front of Alex. “Chen, what are you waiting for? Hurry up!”
Alex pretended to be very conflicted and said tentatively, “No, I can’t. Young Master Chen organized a couple dinner. I have to pretend to be a couple with Isla to go…”