February 2 – Spezia are on the verge of becoming the fifth American-owned Serie A Club, with MSD Capital in talks to invest in the Serie A side.
Italian media report that the club is in advanced talks with the US fund over a majority stake, with a deal imminent. The negotiations were opened last December. The Ligurian side have not confirmed or rejected the media reports.
MSD is an American private investment firm that manages Michael Dell investments. Dell is CEO and founder of Dell Technologies, one of the world’s largest computer technology infrastructure companies.
The Texas-based company has a net worth of $35.9 billion, according to Forbes, and recently has been a lender to clubs in the United Kingdom, including Southampton, Burnley and Sunderland. No sum has been released for the potential Spezia acquisition.
Spezia are owned by Italian businessman Gabriele Volpi and the club were promoted to the Serie A for the first time this season. They are sitting in 16th place, three points above the relegation zone.
AC Milan, Parma, AC Fiorentina and AS Roma are all in American hands.
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