Barcelona receive £173m offer for 50% of Barca Corporate shares
Barcelona receive £173m offer from company Investindustrial for 50 per cent of the shares of ‘Barca Corporate’ as president Joan Laporta looks to improve the club’s dire financial situation
- Barca Corporate consists of four different projects run by the LaLiga giants
- Company Investindustrial have reportedly sent a £173m offer to Barcelona
- If it goes through they would own 50 per cent of the shares of Barca Corporate
- Joan Laporta is looking at ways to help improve the club’s financial situation
Barcelona have reportedly received an offer from Investindustrial to acquire half the shares of the club’s subsidiary Barca Corporate.
Club president Joan Laporta has been looking at ways to improve the club’s financial situation since his re-election in March, which in turn could help fund transfers down the line.
Laporta is said to have seen Barca Corporate as a great business opportunity and its potential to bring investors.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta is looking to improve the club’s financial predicament
Barca Corporate consists offour projects delivered by the club including Barca Academy, Barca Innovation Hub, Barca Licensing and Merchandising and Barca Studios.
El Confidencial as per Sport have reported that the club have received a proposal from the Bonomi family through their company Investindustrial.
The offer is worth 200 million euros (£173m) and would acquire 50 per cent of the shares of the subsidiary of the Catalan club.
It is said that the Bonomi family are interested, above all, in the merchandising aspect of a potential deal and getting the most out of the club’s shops and clothing.
Barcelona have been heavily impacted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic with a reported €1.2bn (£1bn) gross debt.
A key part of Laporta’s election campaign was to keep Barcelona’s financial crisis at bay and improve their economic situation.
Raising funds could help improve the club’s chances of marquee signings like Erling Haaland
The president is said to not be in any hurry though to negotiate the sale of Barca Corporate, and is determined that the club’s complicated financial predicament does not translate into a sale below the market price.
Laporta is keen to also generate funds to help improve their fortunes on the field.
He is hoping to keep Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp and sees Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland as a potential marquee signing.
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