BC Partners are determined to finalise a deal to buy Inter and should they succeed, there will be a revolution to how things are done on and off the pitch, according to an Italian newspaper report today.
Corriere dello Sport report that BC Partners have called upon British advisory firm Tifosy to help close the deal and the private equity fund would typically keep such an investment for five years, although Inter’s situation could lead to them staying around longer.
First of all, it will be necessary for the British private equity fund to sort Inter’s accounts because between the €375 million bond and other outstanding payments and current debt, Inter’s debt is sitting at around €800 million.
When it comes to the transfer market, Inter will adopt a similar approach to that of AC Milan and will not make mega signings, instead focusing on developing young players with potential, like Alessandro Bastoni who Inter signed from Atalanta in 2017.
As for the management set-up, BC Partners will want a sole chief executive who has a precise Inter identity and therefore there will be no looking abroad, nor will there be any consideration given to those from previous regimes at Inter.
In fact, some research has already begun on this front.
All areas of the club will be divided and looked after by an individual, all of whom will report to the chief executive.
With this news in mind, the Rome-based news outlet question whether Beppe Marotta could leave Inter if BC Partners become the Nerazzurri’s new owners.