Samantha Cameron’s stepfather in line for slice of £40m windfall after sale of firm behind Octonauts

DisneySamantha Cameron’s stepfather is in line to share a £40million windfall after selling part of the TV production business behind hit children’s show Octonauts. Viscount William Astor will split the cash with media mogul Lord Waheed Alli thanks to a deal which valued their firm Silvergate Media at between £70million and £80million. Shamrock Capital Advisers – a Los Angeles-based investor originally founded to look after part of the Disney family’s fortune – has taken a 51 per cent stake in the company, according to the Sunday Times.

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