As of August 9, 2012, Quantum Partners LP, a Cayman Islands [Ed.: Spooooky offshore jurisdiction!] exempted limited partnership, filed a statement with the SEC disclosing that it owns 7.85%, or 3,114,588 shares, of Manchester United plc (NYSE:MANU), the company that owns the football [Ed.: For our non-U.S. friends] or soccer team. You may know Quantum as George Soros’ hedge fund. [Ed.: Spooky hedge fund guy/purported political Svengali]
Quantum filed on a Schedule 13G, meaning that Quantum and Soros view this holding as a passive investment. Due to the MANU capital structure and the holdings of controlling shareholders, the Glazer family, they don’t have much choice.