Il Tempo (Austini & Biafora) – The Friedkin Group is getting serious and is interested in acquiring AS Roma. The American consortium is aiming to become the majority shareholder of the club. The negotiation, as unveiled on 24 October by Il Tempo, has come alive as emissaries of the Texas-based group landed in Rome in recent days and held talks at the Studio Tonucci with Giallorossi officials.
So is Roma for sale? Officially no, but in reality, for months, Goldman Sachs has been offering investors on the international market the possibility of acquiring the Roman club: the investment bank has prepared a presentation document on Roma, known as a “teaser”, which Il Tempo can unveil below, that speaks specifically of “a rare opportunity to own and control one of the most prestigious football clubs, synonymous with the city of Rome”.
The potential acquisition of Roma is being assisted by JP Morgan investment bank. The American consortium‘s holding company, “Friedkin Companies Inc.”, is interested in buying the club’s shares and have already moved to initiate due diligence on the accounts of AS Roma Spv Llc, the parent company based in the Delawara of AS Roma, through Neep Holding Company – established in Italy by Pallotta & Co.
The Giallorossi president, informally, has made it known that he values Roma at €1 billion now that the stadium project in Tor di Valle is close to final approval. Now he will have to decide whether to sell the whole package directly as he is already talking about it in Roman law firms.