Weinsteins stash cash

Co. sold shares to 18 investors

Harvey and Bob Weinstein have raised $230.5 million in equity financing from 18 investors for the Weinstein Co., according to a just-released regulatory filing.

Weinstein Co. sold shares to 18 investors, and they are in negotiations with other investors that may increase the financing to $420 million as early as next week.

Funding came from, among other sources, French television broadcaster TF1 and Tarak Ben Ammar. The Weinsteins expect to rake in the remaining $189.5 million next week from hedge funds and other Wall Street firms.

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