A new ru/m/or claims that a new candidate has surfaced as a potential buyer of Liverpool from the Fenway Sports Group.
The news that FSG had placed Liverpool up for sale and had prepared a comprehensive sales presentation for potential purchasers last month alarmed both the football and financial worlds.
According to reports, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley had also been hired to help with the sales process.
FSG, who paid £300 million to purchase the team in 2010, later acknowledged in a statement that they would “consider additional shareholders” if doing so would be in the “best interests of Liverpool as a club.” However, the Americans underlined that they were “totally committed to Liverpool’s success, both on and off the field.” Since then, it has been unclear if the Premier League team would be entirely acquired or only subject to a partial sale.
Should the Merseyside club be sold, a number of potential purchasers are said to make offers for the Merseyside squad.
According to Sporting News, an unidentified American consortium is considering purchasing the Premier League club.
They would, however, have to outbid a group of German investors as well as an unexpected Saudi-Qatari consortium, which is allegedly eager to make a bid for the Premier League powerhouse.
The Saudi-Qatari interest has generated a commotion, and the two gulf powers are apparently working together to submit a bid in order to avoid engaging in a bidding ba/tt/le.
Although both parties are believed to have “strong affiliations to their respective states,” the united bid will be funded by private investors from the various countries. According to reports, Saudi Arabia and Qatar offered £3.2 billion for the Reds.
However, according to Sporting News, the German investors are in the midst of submitting a proposal before their Middle Eastern rival.
Unexpectedly wealthy than the owners of Man City, a new favorite has emerged to purchase Liverpool.
A new group that is six times wealthier than the owners of Manchester City has emerged as the favorite to purchase Liverpool.
The Athletic claimed on Monday that the club had been put up for sale by Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), and that a thorough presentation had been made for prospective bidders.
FSG responded by asserting that it “remains totally dedicated to the success of Liverpool, both on and off the field” in a statement.
The statement said: “There have been a lot of recent ownership changes at EPL clubs, as well as ru/m/ors of ownership changes, and unavoidably, we are frequently questioned about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership of Liverpool.
“Third parties have regularly expressed interest in joining FSG as shareholders in Liverpool. As previously stated by FSG, if it was in the best interests of Liverpool as a team, we would consider new shareholders under the proper terms and conditions.
“FSG remains wholly dedicated to Liverpool’s success, both on and off the field.”
Both RedBird, an investment firm that already holds a 10% ownership in Liverpool, and an oil-rich Middle Eastern investor have been mentioned as prospective future owners. However, a brand-new person has been mentioned as a potential buyer.
A new preferred
According to The Daily Star, Stephen Pagliuca and his investment company Bain Capital have emerged as the new front-runners to buy the Reds.
They are estimated to be worth a staggering £119 billion together. Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City, is estimated to be worth £17 billion.
With a reputed net worth of £320 billion, Newcastle’s PIF owners naturally outshine them all.
However, Pagliuca would significantly increase Liverpool’s fortune, and due to the club’s stature, they would have more leeway with FFP rules than their Toon competitors.
According to the Star, FSG is most willing to sell Pagliuca a controlling position given that the present owner, John W Henry, is familiar with the private equity investor.
Pagliuca co-chairs Bain, co-owns the NBA team Boston Celtics, and owns a 55% stake in Serie A team Atalanta. He is also the co-chairman of Bain.