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Football : the foreign investisseurs at the attack of the French club

From the perspective of voir l’Américain John Textor, I entered Monday in “négociations exclusives”, prendre le control de l’Olympique lyonnais, la list des professional clubs français aux mains d’investisseurs étrangers devrait s’allonger un peu plus, avec une dizaine of clubs concerned in Ligue 1.

. The L1, between fonds et milliardaires

+ Help

In October 2016, James Zhou, man of affairs and Chinese milliardaire, became the new proprietor and main action figure of the club. L’AJA is back on L1 in August.

+Clermont

Le Suisse Ahmet Schaefer to pris la présidence du club auvergnat en mars 2019. Clermont is set up in L1 for 2021, for the premiere of sa jeune histoire, et s’y est maintenu à l’issue de la saison 2021/ 2022.

+ Lille

It will be lost in December 2020 by the Luxembourg investment funds Merlyn Partners. Sur la lanced des bons choix sportifs de l’ère Lopez (2017-2020), Lille to été sacré champion de France 2021.

+ Lyon

L’OL to annoncé monday être entered into “exclusive negotiations” in vue d’une prize de participation majoritaire du groupe Eagle Football Holdings, appartenant à l’Américain John Textor, déjà proprietaire de plusieurs clubs de football. The president Jean-Michel Aulas and the current management team of the resteraient club in place after the transaction, ont précisé les deux parties.

+ Nice

L’OGC Nice was launched at 2019 by the British group Ineos, the leader of the oil industry left with their activities in cycling and directed by the British magnat Jim Ratcliffe.

+ Paris SG

The club was racheté à l’été 2011 par le fonds souverain QSI (Qatar Sports Investment), que a lourdement investi por faire du PSG une place forte européenne, avec à la cle 8 titres de champion de France sur la période et une finale of Ligue des champions disputed (2020).

+ Marseille

Le milliardaire américain Frank McCourt acheté l’Olympique de Marseille fin août 2016 mais attend toujours son premier trophée, avec notamment une finale de Ligue Europa perdue en 2018.

+ Monaco

The Russian oligarch Dmitri Rybolovlev arrived at the Monaco manettes at the end of 2011. Sous son mandat, l’ASM a été sacré champion de France in 2017 and disputed the demi-finals of Ligue des champions cette année-là.

+ Troyes

In September 2020, the Estac a été racheté por la société émiratie City Football Group, proprietor d’une dizaine de clubs dont Manchester City. Troyes is mounted in L1 in 2021, and it is maintained in the season 2021/2022 issue.

+ Toulouse

At the end of July 2020, the American funds RedBird Capital Partners have racheted 85% of the club’s shares, before the comeback of “Téfécé” in Ligue 1 for the season that s’annonce.

. The L2, opportunity for investisseurs

+ Bordeaux

The Spanish-Luxembourgeois man of affairs Gerard Lopez, former patron of Lille, is now in 2021 in control of the Girondins after a negotiation with the American funds in King Street, club action between 2018 and 2021.

Bordeaux, relegated sportivement in Ligue 2 to the issue of the season that came from s’achever, to this administrative retrograde in National (3rd division) by the DNCG, financial gendarme du football français, for budgetary reasons. Le club a immédiatement fait appel de cette décision.

+ fall

The funds d’investissements américain Oaktree and the French producer Pierre-Antoine Capton ont racheté 100% des parts du club in September 2020.

+ Le Havre

The American man of affairs Vincent Volpe became president and action figure for 90% of the club in 2015.

+ Sochaux

At 2015, the club passed under its Chinese pavilion, led by Ledus, a Hong Kong subsidiary brand of the Tech Pro Technology company. In April 2020, the Chinese real estate group Nenking will officially become its owner, at Place de Ledus.

. Des appétits jusqu’au National

+ Chateauroux:

Le prince saoudien Abdallah ben Moussaed et son United World Group ont racheté en mars 2021 le club berrichon, alors lanterne rouge de Ligue 2. Châteauroux finished 5e de National in 2022.

+ Nancy:

Debut 2021, the AS Nancy Lorraine is passed under the control of the group of investors Partners Path Capital, comprising the Sino-American Chien Lee, former shareholder of Nice. In May 2022, the lorraine club relegated to the National pour la première fois de son histoire.

+ Red Star: the French club is granted in May 2022 at 100% to the funds of American investments from 777 Partners, for an amount raised to 15 million euros, according to a source proche du club, malgré l’opposition des supporters et de plusieurs political figures.

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