Following in the footsteps of his partners at New England Sports Ventures, Thomas R. DiBenedetto is looking to purchase a soccer club across the pond.
A group of investors are close to agreeing upon a deal to buy the Serie A soccer team AS Roma, Boston.com reports. The group is led by Di Benedetto, who is also the president of the investment management firm, Boston International Group. According to the reports, DiBenedetto is spearheading the AS Roma negotiations that are currently taking place in New York.
Roma president Rosella Sensi decided to put the club up for sale in July, placing Unicredit Bank in charge of finding a buyer, ESPN.com reports. Representatives for Unicredit reportedly flew to DiBenedetto's Manhattan offices to meet with the interested investors.
Though DiBenedetto is a partner with NESV, chairman Tom Werner said that the group is not involved in the AS Roma venture.
"NESV is not involved or aware of any discussions in this matter, and NESV has no interest in this investment," Werner told Boston.com on Thursday.
NESV purchased Liverpool FC for $476 million in October.
DiBenedetto is reportedly working with Succession Capital Alliance president and CEO Julian Movsesian, and Florida real estate developer Arthur Falcone on the AS Roma negotiations.
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