Chapter 914 A Sitting Duck
When the assistant thought about how Jack had invested twelve billion in Herbscape Group, he found himself unable to continue speaking.
Despite everything, twelve billion was a hefty sum. Even if Herbscape Group was a hot potato, keeping it around meant that they would be able to see where the twelve billion was going.
If they threw the hot potato away, it would mean throwing the twelve billion into the gutters.
“Do tell me how you’re planning to deal with this,” Jack urged with a frown.
Jack’s voice snapped the assistant back to his senses, and he had no choice but to steel himself and continue.
“If we keep Herbscape Group around, I’m afraid it’ll affect Damaris Group’s reputation, so…”
Jack arched a brow.
The assistant squeezed out, “So, the best way to deal with this is to cut ties with Herbscape Group as quickly as we can.”
It’s even better if we do it before the news of Herbscape Group’s executives landing in jail spreads.
That was what Jack thought as well, though his heart ached a little at the lost money.
Nevertheless, having heard that someone was of the same opinion as he helped him make up his mind.
“We’ll do as you say, then.” Jack waved a hand. “Didn’t Farwell Group always want it? Do ask them if they still want it now.”
It was a pointless question, for everything so far was obviously done by Farwell Group. Without a doubt, Farwell Group would want Herbscape Group.
However, the amount of the acquisition was another matter.
Jack’s heart ached again, but he felt it was better to get a little bit of his investment back than to keep Herbscape Group around.
After all, not only would Herbscape Group not rake in any profits for him, but it might even bring more trouble to him.
“Mr. Damaris, are we really selling it to Farwell Group?” the assistant hesitantly uttered. “Won’t we be doing exactly what Farwell Group wants us to do?”
Jack knitted his brows and said in dismay, “Well, what company other than Farwell Group would be willing to buy Herbscape Group now?”
Even if they wanted to, they wouldn’t dare to.
The assistant nodded fervently and replied, “I’ll work on it right away.”
With that, he turned and went out of the office.
The moment the door closed, Jack swept all the documents on the table to the ground, wearing a scowl.
Meanwhile, Herbscape Group had the same idea.
Damaris Group was no longer going to lend them a helping hand, so they had no choice but to beg for help from Farwell Group.
Unlike Jack, Lucian picked up the call the moment Dean dialed his number.
“It’s been a while, Mr. Lacroix. What can I help you with?” came Lucian’s deep, mocking voice.
Dean shuddered involuntarily. “M-Mr. Farwell, you’re a magnanimous man. I was ignorant to have ruined the contract previously. Please don’t take it to heart.”
Lucian barked out a laugh of disdain, and Dean’s heart sank even lower.
“Mr. Lacroix, you’re coming to me to clean up after your mess because you realized Damaris Group can’t save you, right?” Lucian questioned.
Dean laughed dryly. “Mr. Farwell, please don’t rub salt into my wound.”
Not wanting to waste any more breath on him, Lucian said, “Contact Mr. Queen about the acquisition. However, I hope you know well what the limits are.”
Dean quickly agreed to it.
After ending the call, a furious look crept onto his face.
He knew that they were nothing but sitting ducks at this point.
Lucian meant to warn him about the price of the acquisition.
He was warning Dean not to bargain.
If only I knew what was going to happen. I wouldn’t have let Herbscape Group choose Damaris Group back then.
Dean felt only remorse as he looked at the dialing screen.