Mercato | Mercato – ASSE: Russia, € 100M… Caïazzo and Romeyer reach their goal for the sale of ASSE!

Posted on November 29, 2021 at 4.30 p.m. by TM

Bernard Caïazzo and Roland Romeyer will they finally close the sale of ASSE? While this process had recently come to a halt, here it is again with a bang with an investor coming straight from Russia. A project that obviously has everything to win the stake and buy the ASSE very quickly.

For several months now, ASSE has been on sale. Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo are looking for a buyer to take over. And lately, the two Saint-Etienne bosses thought they had reached the goal given that several candidates were interested. It was particularly a question of a possible takeover by the Prince of Cambodia , by a project led by Olivier Markarian or the project of Mathieu Bodmer and Jean-Michel Roussier . In the end, none of these candidates met the expectations of the ASSE and the KMPG cabinet., in charge of this sale of the Greens. “In the process of selling ASSE, the firm KPMG Corporate Finance asked the candidates to submit a firm offer on November 8 in order to be able to analyze the admissibility of the proposals. The shareholders had asked KPMG to send them the results of the analysis of the candidates on 23 November. KPMG has communicated its recommendations to shareholders as agreed. The consulting firm considered that the legal and financial guarantees provided by the candidates are insufficient, ”he explained in a press release from Caïazzo and Romeyer .

“Discussions are progressing very quickly”

A cold snap regarding this sale of ASSE , but nothing was finished. In fact, in the rest of their press release, the two Green bosses explained that they had other candidates interested in buying the Saint-Etienne club. And today, the identity of the future buyer may well be known. Indeed, this Monday, L’Equipe explained that the ASSE could pass under the Russian flag. This Sunday, Michel Salgado , formerly of Real Madrid , was present at Geoffroy-Guichard for the match against PSG and it is not for nothing since the Spaniard is the sports advisor of the company Total Sports Investments LLP , chaired by Roman Dubov . And this company would have sent the cabinet KMPG a letter to express its intention to inject € 100 million for this new project in Forez.

Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo could finally hold the buyer so much sought after for the ASSE . And today, all lights would be pretty much green for the Greens to pass under the Russian flag. While the financial guarantees were not there with the previous candidates for the takeover of ASSE , this time it would not be the case. “There is no long investigation to be made into the origin of the funds. These people are well established, ”assures someone close to the matter for France Bleu. This could possibly speed up the sales process and thus settle the transaction very quickly. “The discussions are progressing very quickly,” adds the same source.

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