Inter’s prospective new owners BC Partners have spent a mouth-watering €150 billion on investments across 18 countries, a report in Italy has highlighted today.
Thursday’s newspapers were full of fresh speculation regarding the British investment firm’s potential takeover from Suning, after the Nerazzurri’s CEO Beppe Marotta confirmed yesterday that the Chinese e-commerce giants were evaluating interest for the club.
TuttoMercatoWeb explain that following the restrictions imposed by the Chinese government, Suning have decided to put Inter up for sale or at least find a new minority shareholder to help boost club coffers.
The report from the Italian news outlet then proceeded to provide a profile of BC Partners, who are a private equity fund that specialise in buyouts and acquisitions.
BC Partners have a portfolio of 119 investments spread across 18 countries and have spent no less than €150 billion on them.
The fund have made acquisitions in various different business sectors, from financial services to consumer goods and things such as health care, with them involved with ‘Dental Care’, who now have around 180 dental offices in Italy.
They also own Cigierre, an Italian company which dominates the restaurant sector with them managing over 300 food outlets in Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and France including chains such as Old Wild West and American Graffiti.