Profile: BC Partners - The Private Equity group banking on Inter's footballing renaissance

31 January 2021

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Photo: PA Images London-based private equity group, BC Partners, currently has €23 billion of assets under management in private equity, private credit and real estate. The company could soon be majority owners of Inter Milan.

BC Partners are in advanced talks for investment or buy out of Inter Milan.

Financial clouds hang over Italian football, but hope comes in the form of PE investment in the league, Inter’s stadium move and rebrand.

Inter’s Chinese owners won’t take hit on €820 million total investment, but desperately need investment as club is consumed by Covid-related liquity issue.

Does a stake in football match the investment profile of BC Partners?

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

Is it like the noughties all over again?

Standing at the top of Serie A are the two Milan giants. The Milan clubs’ dominance of European competition still seems some way off (AC won the 2007 Champions League; Inter the 2010 edition), but the signs of an on pitch revival are very real.

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