Inter remain a highly appealing opportunity for potential investors despite their current financial difficulties, a report in Italy explained today.
BC Partners are in exclusive talks with the Nerazzurri’s owners Suning over buying into the club, but they are far from the only interested party.
As per Corriere dello Sport’s print edition, Inter also have interested from four other private equity funds: Ares, Temasek, and above all Arctos Sports Partners and EQT, the latter of whom are backed by the Wallenberg family, who are the equivalent of the Agnelli family in Sweden.
The report explains that one of the key reasons Inter appeal to these groups is because a partnership with Suning would grant them access to the Chinese market.
The Zhang family, who own Inter through their e-commerce company Suning, boast privileged channels in China, which are coveted by many.
Interested parties could make a deal with Zhang and give him a hand in getting out of the current financial situation Inter find themselves in in return for getting access to the Chinese market.
Inter’s situation is complicated but for shrewd investors, they could represent an opportunity to gain access to a rich but traditionally very protected market.
CdS also stated that the Qatar Investment Authority also came forward an expressed an interest in previous months and submitted an offer, but it was judged to be inadequate.