Seems a very speculative fishing expedition and is it about to go pear-shaped if investors realize their funds are insecure? You could only save an operation like this by having a working cold fusion demonstration reactor up and running the day after tomorrow. Just need to use Kg's of Ni powder.
It's not much different than the land speculators operating in the 1840s and 1850s, during the height of the Homestead Act. You don't need a working reactor, you just need the perception that you are very close to having a working reactor when someone ELSE breaks through with THEIR working reactor.
No one else was even close when the Wright brothers demonstrated their flights in 1908. But almost everyone bypassed them post haste as the aviation field broke wide open.