Minale Tattersfield & Partners chairman Marcello Minale is categorically denying suggestions of a buy-out wrangle over transport subsidiary Minale Tattersfield & Acton.
It is thought MTA partner Maurice Acton is attempting to buy out the 50 per cent share of MTA owned by MTP.
But Minale says: “That is not true. We are perfectly happy to maintain our investment.” Acton declines to comment.
Long-running speculation has been fuelled by an advertisement placed in Design Week last week by MTA. It credits the origin of a mobile petrol station design to MTA, not MTP as reported in the national press.
Minale says the ad is simply “putting the record straight”. But the ad is seen as a public sign of a rift which has developed between Acton and Minale.
MTA moved out of MTP’s Richmond offices over Christmas to a south east London address.