Il Tempo (Austini & Biafora) – Another American may possibly be thrown into the mix. Texas-based company “The Friedkin Group” is about to begin their due diligence on Roma’s financial accounts. It will be clearer in the coming weeks whether they want to buy a majority share of Roma or join the current ownership group – or perhaps even invest in the Stadio della Roma project in the Tor di Valle – nonetheless, it’s a very serious matter even though it’s still in the early stages.
Who is the potential buyer of the Giallorossi? It’s a company founded by billionaire Thomas Hoyt Friedkin, who died two years ago, which is now in the hands of his son, Dan. The 54 year-old is the current CEO and has a personal fortune estimated to be worth over 4 billion dollars. Friedkin is supported by an important American financial adviser and will now assign the task of studying the accounts to a consulting company: the due diligence will be launched on the company As Roma Spv LLC, or the holding company established in Delaware where all the activities of Roma are linked to.
So how much would a majority package worth? According to Pallotta, with the new stadium – Roma should cost no less than a billion. It’s a value that Pallotta has never put down on paper, but one that would allow him to consider a sale. However, the American does still not consider the club for sale, but he does remain interested in finding funds from potential partners