Jim Ratcliffe, a billionaire who owns petrochemicals agency INEOS, plans to submit a suggestion to buy Manchester United from the Glazer household, who not too long ago introduced their need to promote the Premier League group.
“We have formally put ourselves into the process,” INEOS stated in an announcement to The Related Press on Tuesday. Ratcliffe, one of many richest folks in Britain, is a United fan and has beforehand indicated a need to purchase the membership. Nevertheless, INEOS stated in the summertime that it was not involved in bidding for any Premier League membership and would, as a substitute, focus its consideration on French group Good, which it already owns.
That place has modified now that United’s American homeowners, the Glazer household, are ready to promote. The household, which additionally owns the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, outlined plans to hunt outdoors funding in November. “As part of this process, the board will consider all strategic alternatives, including new investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the company,” it stated in an announcement on the time.
Ratcliffe made a late bid to purchase Chelsea final 12 months when former proprietor Roman Abramovich put the London membership up on the market. A consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital ultimately secured a deal price 2.5 billion kilos ($3 billion) for Chelsea, which additionally included a dedication of 1.75 billion kilos ($2 billion) of additional funding.
It has been reported that people and teams from the USA, the Center East, and Asia are contemplating buying Manchester United, however INEOS is the primary to publicly announce their involvement within the bidding course of. The earlier proprietor, Malcolm Glazer, bought the group in 2005 for £790 million (roughly $1.4 billion on the time).
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