British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe (71), 카지노사이트who founded the global chemical company Ineos, announced his participation in the bid to take over Manchester United (England).
According to the Associated Press and Reuters on the 19th (Korean time), Ineos said in a statement, “We are trying to invest in making Manchester United the best club in the world again.” want to return In particular, we want to focus on winning the UEFA Champions League.”
Ratcliffe’s official announcement came a day after it was announced that a Qatari consortium had submitted a proposal to buy Manchester United from the American sports tycoon Malcolm Grazer family. Previously, Sheikh Jasim bin Hamad al-Thani, chairman of the Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), said that the foundation participated in the bid. In particular, he emphasized that he would purchase the entire stake only with net assets without debt, and emphasized the financial power of Middle Eastern capital.
Against this, Ratcliffe is known as a longtime Manchester United fan. Ineos, who represents Ratcliffe, stressed that “we will take a modern, forward-looking and fan-centric approach to club ownership.” Unlike the current owner, the Glazer family, it is interpreted as a strategy to put forward the club management policy that does not enmity with fans.
According to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, Ratcliffe’s fortune is estimated at $13.6 billion. He ranks 131st in the index, making him the second richest person from the UK after James Dyson (104th, approximately 21.2 trillion won), the founder of a famous home appliance company.
Ratcliffe, who acquired Lausanne Spor, a Swiss professional football club in 2017, bought a stake in French professional football League 1 Nice through Ineos in 2019 and became the owner. Early last year, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he participated in the acquisition of England’s prestigious Chelsea, which was put up for sale, but failed to achieve his goal.
While Qatar and Ineos have officially announced that they have entered the takeover bid, the US hedge fund Elliott also announced its intention to participate in the war at the last minute, reported the British daily The Times, citing a source.