Vialli helps BC Partners in Inter’s takeover?

According to Il Sole 24 Ore, Tifosy Ltd, a sport consulting firm co-founded by Gianluca Vialli is helping BC Partners in its negotiations to buy a stake in Inter.

The private equity fund has reportedly started an analysis of the financial situation of Inter  and according to Il Sole 24 Ore they have consulted Tifosy Ltd, a British firm co-founded by former Chelsea and Juventus striker Gianluca Vialli.

Tifosy Ltd provides “owners, management and investors in sports with industry-specific and best-in-class M&A and capital raising advisory services,” the firm states in its official website.

“Dedicated to sports, we have a deep understanding of the key issues affecting this industry and sports clubs’ ability to raise capital or find investors. Through our vast international network of institutional investors, private equity funds, hedge funds, alternative capital providers, family offices and HNWIs, we are ideally positioned to add significant value to our clients.”

According to the report, Tifosy has been acting as a consultant on the possible acquisition of Inter’s stakes by BC Partners.

Former Juventus CFO Marco Re and the other co-owner Fausto Zanetton are reportedly helping the head of BC Partners Nikos Stathopoulos in the negotiations.