Italian-born Swiss businessman Ernesto Bertarelli and Bahraini investment fund InvestCorp are among the potential buyers for Inter based on investment bank Raine Group’s early search for buyers.
This according to Italian news outlet Il Messaggero, who report that the search for buyers for the Nerazzurri is well underway, and that Beratrelli and InvestCorp are among the interested parties along with businessmen from the US.
Suning had at one point been looking for a possible minority investor in the Nerazzurri, with US businessman and Sacramento Kings co-owner Vivek Ranadive among the names linked.
However, it is now widely reported that the Nerazzurri owners have asked US-based investment bank Raine Group, along with Goldman Sachs, to carry out a serious search for an outright buyer for the club.
There have been rumours of another US businessman and NBA franchise co-owner, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry being among the interested parties.
Bertarelli’s name also emerged yesterday from Italian Broadcaster SportMediaset, and receives further confirmation from Il Messagerro.
Bertarelli is considered to be the richest man in Switzerland, with a reported net worth of €8.63 million ($8.5 million USD).
The Italian-born Swiss businessman had previously been linked with an attempt to purchase fellow Serie A club Lazio.
Meanwhile, Bahraini investment fund InvestCorp are also reportedly investigating the possibility of purchasing Inter now that Suning have officially put the club up for sale.
The Bahraini fund had previously been strongly linked with a move to buy Inter’s city rivals AC Milan from Elliott Management.