Following the news that leaked yesterday that American consortium The Friedkin Group are interested in acquiring Roma, the capital club have put out an official press release confirming that preliminary talks have started for potential investment.
The Giallorossi released the statement on their website following a chaotic 12 hours that saw trading of the club’s stock suspended on the Italian stock exchange due to an increasingly large rally. The full statement from Roma reads as follows:
“Upon request from CONSOB, with reference to the rumors appeared today in the press concerning a potential acquisition of A.S. Roma S.p.A. shares by some potential investors, AS ROMA SPV LLC, the company which indirectly holds A.S. Roma S.p.A., through its controlled company NEEP ROMA HOLDING S.p.A., hereby informs that preliminary talks are ongoing with some potential investors in order to allow this latter to assess the opportunity of a potential investment in AS ROMA SPV LLC. In the case of reaching of agreements concerning the transfer of shares held in A.S. Roma S.p.A., AS ROMA SPV LLC will provide the Market with adequate information within the terms provided by the law.”