Chapter 522: The Capital Behind
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“You, you actually acquired Didi?!”
This heavy news once again left the two of them in disbelief.
Didi was a financial unicorn with a market value of 30 billion USD. How could it be bought so easily?
However, no one would lie about such a thing!
Cao Jiadong spat out a mouthful of blood. If not for Cao Xiangyu supporting him, he would have been lying on the ground.
“You… you’re too despicable. This is a conspiracy!”
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Lin Yi chuckled. “Mr. Cao, isn’t it a little inappropriate for you to say this in front of me?”
“You poached Liu Chu, stole our technology, and patented it first. Now, you’re accusing me of despicable things. Don’t you find that interesting?”
The father and son of the Cao Family were so angry that they were speechless. That was because they had indeed stolen Longxin’s technology.
If they hadn’t poached Liu Chu, Cisco wouldn’t have reached its current scale.
Before this, they had long been suppressed by Longxin.
Lin Yi patted Cao Jiadong’s shoulder. “Old man, times have changed. Go home and take care of your grandson.”
With that, Lin Yi looked at Cao Xiangyu. “Brother Cao, Longxin won today. I’ll treat you to a drink sometime. Let’s celebrate.”
“Celebrate my *ss! Do you believe that I’ll find someone to hack you to death?!” Cao Xiangyu cursed.
“Kill me?” Lin Yi smiled. “I think you guys should go back and deal with the contract now.”
“What contract?” Cao Xiangyu said, “We haven’t signed any contract with Lingyun Group!”
“It’s true that you haven’t signed a contract with Lingyun Group, but you still have a three billion yuan contract with Didi. Have you forgotten about this? Is your memory too poor?”
“That’s right. We do have a 3 billion contract with Didi, but we’ve already produced the goods. Please transfer the rest of the money, or it will be considered a breach of contract!”
Lin Yi patted Cao Xiangyu’s face and said playfully,
“You people are really stupid and cute. Have you never thought about why I even wanted to hold a press conference at this time?”
Cao Xiangyu’s heart skipped a beat. He felt that something was wrong.
“What do you mean?!”
“I knew that you guys would produce all three billion worth of goods. The reason why I did this was to exhaust all your reserve funds,” Lin Yi said.
“In addition, there’s a very clear clause in the contract. If the chips produced by Cisco can’t guarantee that the product will be at forefront of the industry for the next year, we will have to be compensated ten times the contract value. Now that we’ve developed the Chip 2.0 technology, shouldn’t we get compensation?”
Lin Yi’s words made He Yuanyuan and Qi Xianzhao speechless.
Back then, he had only paid out 500 million. In just a few months, he had earned 29.5 billion in return!
Cao Jiadong spat out blood again. His eyes rolled back and he fainted.
“He fainted just like that? Weak.”
Lin Yi waved his hand. “Let’s go back and eat. I’m starving.”
The reporters who rushed out of the venue wanted to interview Lin Yi, but Lin Yi didn’t give them a chance and drove away.
Cao Xiangyu helped Cao Jiadong into the car. Only then did he realize everything.
It turned out that he had just been pretending. Lin Yi was a real bad*ss.
If he had known this would happen, he would have listened to his sister.
Unfortunately, in the real world, there was no cure for regret.
At this moment, almost everyone at the press conference was certain that this would be a big event that would shake the Huaxian scientific and technological field.
As for what kind of shock it would cause, no one knew yet.
The four of them drove back to Lingyun Group and went to the Zeexuan restaurant they often frequented.
“Lin Yi, you’re amazing!” Ji Qingyan said excitedly as she grabbed Lin Yi’s hand.
Such a perfectly played-out operation ought to be recorded in history!
“Boss, I used to act tough in front of you. This is my wrong.” He Yuanyuan said, “I’m really not comparable to you.”
“What are you apologizing for? Without the Chip 2.0 technology, this would all have been for naught.”
“Still, it’s very impressive that you had the skills to produce the Chip 2.0 technology. Now that we are receiving a net profit of 29.5 billion, can you increase my salary?”
“Wake up. Don’t daydream in broad daylight.”
“President Lin, after this incident, I don’t think Cisco will be able to last much longer,” Qi Xianzhao said.
“Originally, their capital chain was not very strong. Coupled with the compensation they will have to give us, they might go bankrupt soon.”
“It’s just Cisco, it’s nothing.” Lin Yi chuckled.
“There’s an even bigger capital behind Cisco. According to my estimation, after this incident, the capital behind Cisco will soon fall.”
“Could it be that you’ve never had your sights on Cisco from the very beginning?” Ji Qingyan asked.
“What do you think?” Lin Yi said.
“After acquiring Longxin, my plan was to develop things slowly. I didn’t have the energy to deal with Cisco. However, they ended up stealing Longxin’s technology. Thus, I had no choice but to deal with them.
“After that, I wanted to buy a photolithography machine, but I was secretly stopped by someone, so I guessed that the entity behind this might be related to Cisco. With Cisco’s current size, they wouldn’t be able to pressure ASML at all. If this was the case, there had to be a higher level of capital involved, which must have been Cisco’s actual controlling shareholder.
“Since the other party has the ability to stop an international company like ASML, their strength could not be underestimated. In an environment as big as our country, they must be an entity at the overlord level.
“It doesn’t matter what company it is. If you dare to ruin my business, you have to explain yourself properly.” Lin Yi said, “Now that you guys understand everything, you guys should prepare to deal with the changes.”
“Got it, Boss.”
After lunch, Lin Yi drove back to the hospital.
This technological upheaval didn’t affect Lin Yi’s life at all.
However, ever since the press conference ended, Lin Yi’s phone had never stopped ringing, but he only picked up selectively.
Other than Shen Tianzhuo’s phone calls, he declined almost everything.
In the department, everyone was busy with their own things as per usual.
It was as if they were in two different worlds. They only cared about the patients in front of them and had no thoughts about the earth-shattering press conference in the morning.
After a surgery in the afternoon, Lin Yi realized that there were hundreds of missed calls on his phone.
Other than a few important ones, he ignored the rest.
“You called me?” Lin Yi called Liang Ruoxu.
“Cisco is finished. Did you do all this?”
“Of course. They stole my technology. You think I’d let them live after that?”
“There’s still a lot of capital behind Cisco. They’re about to go down too,” Liang Ruoxu said.
“However, this can’t be explained over the phone. I’m off work now. Come to my house tonight.”