Posted on November 24, 2021 at 10:00 am by AM
Although Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo have announced that they will not follow up on offers received for the sale of the club, the process is ongoing and could well be revived by a billionaire.
Tuesday, the sale of the ASSE has taken another decisive turn. Indeed, as expected, KPMG , the audit firm responsible for studying the bids received before November 8, delivered its verdict on the solvency of the two projects in the running, namely those of < strong> Olivier Markarian and Jean-Michel Roussier , each supported by foreign funds. And on the recommendation of KPMG , Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo announced that “ guarantees of investment in the development of the club or guarantees of the origin of funds have not been provided to date “. Consequently, “none of the candidates can therefore enter into exclusive negotiations”, as the press release specifies. But the sales process is far from over.
One of the richest men in the world could land
And for good reason, in this same press release, Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo add that “new candidates presented themselves with files which meet the criteria requested by KPMG. And according to information from L'Equipe, one of these new candidates would quite simply be one of the richest men in the world. If his name has not filtered, he would be one of the residents of the Forbes ranking which includes all the greatest fortunes on the planet. Reluctant to certain projects that he deemed not solid enough, Bernard Caïazzo had been looking for several months for a billionaire capable of taking ASSE to another dimension. He therefore seems to have achieved his ends. And given the financial strength of this businessman and his bank guarantees, everything could even go very quickly.