Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Louis

Abu Dhabi Broker Representing Efc-interested Clients From Middle East

Recommended Posts

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/footbal...abi-917204.html

 

"Reports in the Middle East last night suggested continued “serious interest” in Everton from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

It is believed Amanda Staveley, the woman who brokered Manchester City’s buy-out by an Abu Dhabi investment group, is representing the potential buyer. She has previously worked on behalf of Dubai International Capital, the group who hoped to buy Liverpool FC from Tom Hicks and George Gillett."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Things seem to be gathering pace in terms of us being bought, great news.

 

 

Hitler Sorry BK is finally Delegating the job of Finding an investor because i've no doubt because he -lets be nice and say- could do better at business i doubt he sold us (metaphorically) well at all. in fact i suspect robert earl came in because of things phillip green said about the club rather than BK.

 

Anyway the Wheels are in motion finally. Lets hope we get an equivalent of Randy Lerner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hitler Sorry BK is finally Delegating the job of Finding an investor because i've no doubt because he -lets be nice and say- could do better at business i doubt he sold us (metaphorically) well at all. in fact i suspect robert earl came in because of things phillip green said about the club rather than BK.

 

Anyway the Wheels are in motion finally. Lets hope we get an equivalent of Randy Lerner.

 

thats a bit harsh.....

 

we need investment or an owner with more financial clout but BK isnt exactly a little Hitler.....

 

Ill wait for your reaction when we are bought out by some faceless corporation that uses EFC as a tiny plaything.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hitler Sorry BK is finally Delegating the job of Finding an investor because i've no doubt because he -lets be nice and say- could do better at business i doubt he sold us (metaphorically) well at all. in fact i suspect robert earl came in because of things phillip green said about the club rather than BK.

 

Anyway the Wheels are in motion finally. Lets hope we get an equivalent of Randy Lerner.

 

hahahahahaha.....hahahaha.....what you said is so funny. Again, an Everton fan questioning how well a millionaire business man conducts business. All clubs use representatives to sell their business, why because Everton are following suit does that make it BK is a crap business man (again)???

 

Besides I wouldnt say no to her representing my business:

Amanda-Staveley-GETT_50743t.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She's into her horses and equestrian sports.. probably why she gets on well with people in the Middle East. She was a self-made millionaire by 24 - not bad.

 

Interesting how the local press are not picking it up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It all seems to have gone quiet on someone buying us, i wonder if this is a good sign or not?im thinking its being kept quiet because something is happening behind the scenes, or is it just wishfull thinking on my part :unsure::unsure::unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just seen a copy of (whisper it) The Sun. Back page is reporting a buy out from an Abu Dahbi group who have been sniffing around a few english teams including Charlton, West Ham and Newcastle. Apparently they would instantly wipe all debt from the club and would be willing to solely finance a new stadium.

 

However, this has been reposted by The Sun, so take it as you will.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mail on Sunday say Kenwright is trying to entice the Americans.

 

KENWRIGHT HAS TALKS ON U.S DEAL

 

Everton could follow neighbours Liverpool by falling into American hands after chairman Bill Kenwright spent part of last week in the United States for talks with at least one prospective buyer.

The possibility remains of interest from Dubai based group Zabeel investments turning into something more concrete,but an American takeover is the strongest candidate.

 

Zabeel's official move to buy championship club Charlton-and their reported links to Everton and other teams available for sale- is seen as a indication that Dubai's ruling royal family are cooling on their long term plan to take over at Liverpool but it is understood that their interest in buying out american co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett is not yet dead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing that we need to find out with the Arab's is how much money they have for transfers. I mean, if we can't compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United then whats the point in having a takeover. We need someone who has the money to go out and buy the future Messi's and Ronaldo's. The way foreward is millions.

 

Everton Set For Arabs

 

Everton are set for a £200mil takeover bid from the Arab billionaires who wanted Char­lton. Zabeel Investments, owned by Dubai’s royal family, are ready to drop their interest in the Londoners. They made a £20mil offer for Division Two side Charlton just a week ago but now feel the Merseysiders would offer better value for money. Ironically, Zabeel have previously shown an interest in buying Liverpool and have been linked to Arsenal, Newcastle, Tottenham and West Ham as well. Company chairman Mohammed Al Hashimi and his representatives are willing to wipe out Everton’s £52mil debt. They would also bankroll the move to a new stadium, with £78mil of funding needed. But the news will anger Charlton, where Zabeel had planned to buy the club and wipe out their £20mil debt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wouldn't it be poetic, if unlikely, should DIC decide to come in for EFC and LFC goes down the pan with those two numpties form over the pond. Wishful thinking, but not htat unrealistic considering the curretn climate etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The broker who was part of the Nigerian bid for Newcastle has apparently met with Bill Kenwright:

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport...icle1858172.ece

 

FOOTBALL power-broker Chris Nathaniel held talks with chairman Bill Kenwright on Saturday about a takeover of Everton.

 

Nathaniel, who has clients from Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Nigeria, said: “There are many people from overseas interested in purchasing Premier League teams.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sport/footba...eleys-list.html

 

Football's new leading lady and powerbroker has confirmed that Arab money will bail out English football within months, with Everton almost certain to be bought by a Middle Eastern royal family and West Ham also a target for Arab wealth.

 

Amanda Staveley, who put together the £210million purchase of Manchester City by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is now working on bringing more Middle Eastern money to the Premier League and up to five clubs are being targeted.

 

With Manchester City manager Mark Hughes flying out this weekend to meet the sheikh and his advisers, Staveley's contacts could further transform the English game and take its wealth beyond even the levels of Chelsea's Roman Abramovich.

 

Sheikh Mansour is believed to measure his wealth in trillions of dollars rather than billions and, if Staveley can persuade more Middle Eastern individuals to commit to the Premier League, it could lead to a timely boost to revenues in the English game at a time when TV income has probably reached its peak.

 

While the Arab investors will not simply bankroll clubs without any thought for the returns or the cost, stars such as Kaka at AC Milan and Leo Messi at Barcelona are much more likely to end up in England if such wealth is injected into the Premier League.

 

Arab owners would also bring a revolution in management practice, with old-style football agents phased out and more structured methods of scouting and recruiting introduced.

 

article-1084186-025B7F32000005DC-709_306x467.jpg

 

Staveley (pictured right), who heads PCP Capital Partners and lives in London and Dubai, said that more deals were in the pipeline for English football clubs because they were 'the key provider of digital content on media platforms worldwide'.

 

With Everton, Newcastle, West Ham, Portsmouth and potentially Liverpool now in the market, Staveley, who was quoted in The Financial Times, is believed close to securing new money for two of those clubs.

 

Everton, where Seymour Pierce executive chairman Keith Harris is working with chairman Bill Kenwright to sell the club, are top of her list and a takeover is expected by the end of the year.

 

But the admission of West Ham vice-chairman Asgeir Fridgeirsson that owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is looking to sell the club after the bank which he owns collapsed, means that Staveley may also end up rescuing the east London club.

 

Staveley, who negotiated a deal to shore up Barclays Bank with Abu Dhabi and Qatar, has excellent contacts with both those royal families and that of Dubai.

 

Harris, who, as a former chief executive of HSBC and chairman of the Football League, understands the

Asian market and football better than most, believes that the majority of Middle East businessmen are looking for glamour rather than profits.

 

He said: 'I can't believe they're looking at investments on which they can make returns. I assume they don't have any unique knowledge that would enable them to do that. But I can see why they would want to own a club as a trophy.

 

'Some clubs have a real brand element to their attractiveness and some Middle Eastern entities are keen to use them for promotions, with the idea of clubs playing matches in their country and carrying the name of the state.

 

'But it's one thing paying £50m for a club, it's another paying £200m. No matter how much money you have, that takes it into the realm of trophy ownership.'

 

Harris warned that projected profits for selling football on the internet is still a speculative business proposition and he added: 'It is yet to be proved that football is a content for digital platform.

 

'It's something that the Liverpool owners have long since believed but is yet to be proved. I wouldn't even call that potential projected profit but projected revenue, because heaven knows what costs go in association with these things.

 

'In south-east Asia, the Premier League is a contest that drives a huge amount of interest in Malaysia, Thailand, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and you can understand how that works for revenue. The Premier League is important in the Middle East but the viewing figures are far lower because the population is far lower. The volume of watching numbers in China is pretty huge.

 

'It's no accident that matches are on at lunchtime in the UK, which is prime time in south-east Asia. We don't have matches on at 9am to satisfy the Middle East prime time.'

 

Harris is currently negotiating the sale of Newcastle United and this week confirmed that the race was now down to two serious bidders. But he warned that, in the current financial climate, it might take all season to finalise the deal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Reg Reagan   
Guest Reg Reagan

i would love this to happen... we just need them to secure our future of EFC and better hope re-develop Goodison park

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know how much truth is in it but there are rumours floating around saying that the club will be sold and that the deal is pretty much done (Qatar Royalty apparently - Qatar Investment Authority) and the sticking point is the final sale cost (apparently dependent on whether the stadium development goes ahead).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't know how much truth is in it but there are rumours floating around saying that the club will be sold and that the deal is pretty much done (Qatar Royalty apparently - Qatar Investment Authority) and the sticking point is the final sale cost (apparently dependent on whether the stadium development goes ahead).

 

 

I seen something about that on NSNO earlier from their owner (that's NSNO's owner, not Quatar Investment Authority :lol: ).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would be interesting to know if there really was any truth in it, however I can't really see anyone wanting to purchase something like a Football club with the current financial markets.

 

I'm not holding my breath on this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Would be interesting to know if there really was any truth in it, however I can't really see anyone wanting to purchase something like a Football club with the current financial markets.

 

I'm not holding my breath on this one.

 

Well it IS an investment authority for the country, and those Middle Eastern ones have billions in oil cash in reserve for investment to diversify the national income so there could be some truth in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Would be interesting to know if there really was any truth in it, however I can't really see anyone wanting to purchase something like a Football club with the current financial markets.

 

I'm not holding my breath on this one.

 

Not all industries have been hit badly by the "credit crunch".

With markets as they are now is a good time to buy if you have the reserves (rather than needing financial help). Certainly some shares are too low not to buy in some companies at present - so I can imagine there is some truth is football clubs being purchased, just not Everton :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to go with Everton Worshipper on this one. With the finanical market the way it is at the moment we could see Everton being taken-over. Even though it was only a rumour it would have been fantastic to have gotten someone like Ambani. I just hope that Everton dont get bought by someone who has more or less the same finances as BK. We need someone that can challenge Manchester City & Abu Dhabi. We need to be looking to the next 5-10 years and looking and what its going to take to survive. And its going to take money. We need money to survive and the quicker we get it the better.

 

Let's get ourselves sold B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's transpired that this went to the due diligence stage, Grant Thornton were the company who provided the due diligence service. It cost the would-be-buyer a six-figured sum.

 

It seems they went on to buy Paris St. Germain.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grant Thornton were also involved somewhat with our old stadium plans and our annual auditors reports.

I would imagine they will be involved regularly should prospective buyers take an interest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

from bluekipper

Originally Posted by Daneli:

Correct Joe.

 

It makes me laugh to see this thread still growing by the day because Conga's original post was genuine - due diligence was completed, everything was in place, a teary Billy Liar had even said his goodbyes to the manager and players - and then right at the very death he pulled the plug.

 

 

The broker was Amanda Staveley.

 

The company who were commisioned to carry out due diligence in spring 2009 are http://www.grant-thornton.co.uk/deals.aspx who were paid

a six figure sum on completion.

 

Have a search for Staveley/Everton/Arabs using the above date, that should give you the answer.

 

Kenwright was "blamed 100%" for the collapse of this deal.

 

 

 

I could give you the names of the partner, director and manager of Grant Thornton who actually carried out the DD. Also, the name of the advisor

to Amanda Staveley whom I have this first hand information from - but for obvious reasons (one being I gave my word) it is not as simple as

it would seem.

 

Anyway, I know it was an 'Arab group' with very serious money who had had an earlier interest in a takeover when Kirkby was still 'a goer' (not that it ever was!!) and if you add it all together to the timing of Conga's original post you would seemingly get:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...ays-Moyes.html

 

 

Anyway, I guess my point is when it comes down to what is best for Everton Football Club, W Kenwright CBE is not up to the task.

 

And his past proves the point.

 

 

Reply

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 things with the post from bluekipper...well may be 3 things.

1. Who blamed Kenwright for the collapse? It sounds nice and easy to blame Kenwright but do we know that the investors didn't pull out when they had a better offer of PSG?

2. I don't get the "his past proves the point"? (Genuinely)

3. Do we know what sort of investment PSG have had since their takeover? Have we missed out with that investor?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3. Do we know what sort of investment PSG have had since their takeover? Have we missed out with that investor?

 

EW....it would make your eyes water. I suggest NOT looking up the transfer activity of PSG :) In summary, they bought the best players from their rivals (those who were still young and experienced within French Football)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

EW....it would make your eyes water. I suggest NOT looking up the transfer activity of PSG smile.png In summary, they bought the best players from their rivals (those who were still young and experienced within French Football)

 

and some! didnt they buy some lad from an italian club, who city and chelsea were after?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and some! didnt they buy some lad from an italian club, who city and chelsea were after?

 

Pastore? Yeah, for like £40+ Mill....nearlly £30m more than they paid for any other player! He'll be one hell of a player though! I remember I kept buying him on Fifa 10, Javier Pastore, I never went into career mode without buying him :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pastore! thats him!

 

Isnt Leonardo running the club? or am i just confused? i thought i seen an interview with him about "the project"

 

are these the ones that got away? possibly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The rumblings you hear - the emails from Ross, the dialogue from the Blue Union recordings, his interviews paint a very 'strange' picture of Kenwright. The fact that Barry Horne has come out with a vague reference to his asking price is very interesting. Has the code of silence around goodison been broken? Does this coincide with Ross leaving the club?

 

It's a long shot but are there people within the club who now realise that they can't continue the fight on Bill's behalf? Is Moyes playing a clever game of exploiting his lack of support to fire those who oppose the current board? Is Barry Horne doing likewise?

 

Whichever way it happens - change is needed, a complete shake up and by that I hope that Bill isn't the only fall guy. Those who have stood by whilst he digs a bigger hole for himself (earl, woods, and to an extent those who have appeared to be complicit with the spin and nonsense that has been torn to shreds).

 

Moyes needs a backroom staff shake up, I personally don't think Round is the right man for him - I don't know him but his track record and following comment in the guardian does not suggest he is the right man

 

"Since then it is understood Round, who departs with an apparently generous pay off, had resisted Southgate's plans to make Boro tactically less cautious and more attacking"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×