Posted November 24, 2021 at 11:10 am by AM
While Olivier Markarian and Jean-Michel Roussier seem out of the race for the sale of ASSE, an American investment fund would, on the contrary, have done its big comeback in the negotiations.
The ASSE sale process has been postponed as announced by Bernard Caïazzo and Roland Romeyer through a press release. “Guarantees of investment in the development of the club or guarantees of the origin of funds have not been provided to date. None of the candidates can therefore enter into exclusive negotiations, ”the statement explains. The candidates mentioned are Olivier Markarian and Jean-Michel Roussier , each supported by foreign funds, which did not meet the requirements of KPMG , the audit firm responsible for examining the offers and judging the solvency of candidates.
Terrapin Partners resurfaces
However, Bernard Caïazzo and Roland Romeyer have not given up on selling the ASSE for all that. Through this same press release, they add that “new candidates presented themselves with files that meet the criteria requested by KPMG. “And according to information from L'Equipe, one of these new candidates and in fact well known to shareholders since it is about the American investment fund Terrapin Partners which had already tried to buy the club in 2018. So far, no offer has been sent because the sporting situation of ASSE was causing great concern. But the two consecutive victories could restart the process.