Mercato | Mercato – ASSE: A big imminent step forward for the sale of ASSE?

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Posted on November 4, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. by BC updated on November 4, 2021 at 8:33 p.m.

While ASSE has been on sale since April, Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo are struggling to find a buyer for the club . The two men should, however, see it more clearly on Monday, since the takeover candidates have until then to submit their offer. But the sporting situation of the Greens does not help …

Red lantern of Ligue 1 after 12 days, the ASSE Still haven't managed to win a game since the start of the season. A very delicate context which does not facilitate the affairs of Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo . The two strong men of AS Saint-Etienne have been looking to sell the club for several months, and as the situation drags on, Roland Romeyer explained last September wanting to complete this file quickly. “At one point or another we will end up getting there, it has to be. I would like this to be done before the end of the calendar year. If we find the right candidate, who meets our criteria, the change will normally only be beneficial for the club “, assured the president of the Executive Board of ASSE . Since then, no significant progress has been reported, mainly due to the worrying sporting situation of the Forez club. “When there is a fire in the house, it must be extinguished before thinking of selling it”, we explain internally, in comments relayed by But. However, several candidates are in the running to get their hands on AS Saint-Étienne . This is notably the case of the local investor Olivier Markarian and the Cambodian prince Norodom Ravichak , determined to go to the end of the discussions as announced to you on While this soap opera holds all Saint-Etienne supporters in suspense, the next few days could be decisive.

At least one firm offer filed Monday?

As explained by L'Équipe, the candidates for the takeover of ASSE have until Monday to formulate their written and final offer to the firm KPMG , in charge of auditing potential buyers. According to the sports daily, 170 applications have been noted since the club went on sale last April, but very few have been accepted so far. Nevertheless, at least one candidate should be able to make a firm offer to KPMP before Monday's deadline, according to a source close to the cabinet relayed by L’Equipe. Something to relieve Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo If this scenario were to be confirmed since the two men do not intend to remain at the head of the club after December 31, in order not to participate in the winter transfer window. If the offer is thus deemed suitable by the two shareholders of ASSE , the sale process should accelerate with the entry into exclusive negotiations, but a major problem remains to be resolved.

Towards a discount sale?

Indeed, the sporting situation of ASSE logically complicates the situation while the team Claude Puel is the only one not to have won a single match this season, which should impact the buyout proposal (s). After having hoped for at least 60M € for their club shares, Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo could be forced to sell at a discount if they want to respect the timing initially set, since L'Équipe announces this Thursday that these shares are now estimated between 12 and 20M €. A very low amount that could cause quite a headache for the two presidents.

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