Trapped H2O Investors Inherit Stake in Troubled Taxi App

Investors who have been trying for two years to reclaim money trapped in H2O Asset Management have had a new problematic investment dumped on their books: a ride-hailing app whose valuation has tumbled 75%.

German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst — as part of an ongoing attempt to repay money owed to the money manager — in January agreed to hand over notes linked to London-based hailing app Gett, according to a letter published on the firm’s website last week. H2O clients are owed about 1 billion euros ($1 billion) from assets that were frozen by the French regulator.