Inter’s new investors Oaktree Capital already have experience working in football, a report in the Italian media explained today.
Oaktree Capital are expected to provide the Nerazzurri with a €250 million financing deal, which will help Inter meet their various payment obligations before the end of June.
As per Tuttosport’s print edition, the US-based firm purchased 80% of Ligue 2 side Caen in September last year, and they also have links to Championship side Swansea City.
Steve Kaplan, one of Oaktree Capital’s founding members, completed a takeover of the Swans in 2016 along with Jason Levien, who was a business partner for former Inter owner Erick Thohir at DC United.
Oaktree Capital are one of the largest ‘distressed securities’ investors in the world, the Turin-based paper added, specialising in helping companies who are experiencing financial difficulties.
They have 73 of the 100 largest US pension plans among their clientele and their president is Stanley Marks, described as ‘a patient manager’ who is used to working on long-term projects.
Oaktree Capital also have the Qatar Investment Authority, which owns Paris Saint-Germain among their partners.