KKR USA Fund is one step away from Atlanta. As reported by Sky Sport’s Massimiliano Nipoloni, the deal is being finalized and should close within the next week.
The deal must be concluded on the basis of about 350 million euros for 85% of the Bergamo club, even if the hypothesis remains that the American fund first acquires a minority stake and then rises to the majority: according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the hypothesis will be a sale of 55%, with 45 remaining % of the club in Percassi, in a deal valued at nearly 500 million. Luca Percasi should remain CEO.
The Bercasi family acquired the majority of Bergamo FC in 2010, when the team was still in the second division. This is the second adventure of Atalanta president Antonio Percassi, since the first was from 1990 to 1994, after his career as a player. Percassian player himself in the ranks of the Nerazzurri.
In the 12 years of running Percassi, Atalanta not only returned to Europe for the first time since the 1990s, but also managed to participate in the Champions League, with three successive group stage qualifiers and even the quarter-finals played in 2019/20, being eliminated by Paris Saint-Germain. Germain.
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