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Laporta strengthens the FC Barcelona box with Goldman Sachs

Published:9/01/2022 - 13:39h

Updated:9/01/2022 - 13:39h

Goldman Sachs, one of the world's leading banks, is strongly committed to Joan Laporta's Barça, repaying the club's debts with loans that exceed 2,000 million euros

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From his return to the presidency of the FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta has manifested his confidence in the American bank Goldman Sachs, one of the biggest investment funds of the world. The North American have valued to the entity blaugrana in 4.000 million euros and, to the start of the second stage of Laporta like mandator culé, deposited 595 million euros in the box of the club.

Besides, the president asked in the last assembly of compromisarios another credit by 1.500 million euros to fund the Espai Barça, project that includes the remodeling of Camp Nou and the construction of new installations and will be funded by Goldman. With this, the debt of the club with the North American reaches the 2.100 millions, more than the half of the current value of the institution.

Ferran Reverter, CEO blaugrana, considers that the Barça will have to yield part of his property to amortise his debts. The percentage would be until of 40%, because of the delicate situation of the club, but are the partners those who have to take this decision. Goldman, by his part, has left clear his intentions to purchase a club of football elite, but Laporta insists in that the banking does not have intentions to buy the team or put him his name to the Camp Nou. However, although the president has not delivered him to the North American, still, the keys of the club, yes that it has done it with his box.

The first 595 millions that Goldman deposited in the arks blaugranas are payable to 10 years. The credit of the Espai Barça, by his part, is amortizable to 35 years. The mega project urbanístico will begin to build in 2025 and is designed to improve until the most minimum detail of the Camp Nou and the sportive city.

Goldman, in favour of the agreement with CVC

Although Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic opusieron to the the vote of LaLiga in favour of CVC, the club still keeps opened the door to negotiate with the British bottom. Goldman is one of the interested in that these negotiations arrive to good port so that the club can amortise his debts without depending exclusively of the financiamiento American.

Laporta Has clear formulates it of the future blaugrana. The loans, further to impound to the institution, allow him face up to the clubs Been and his inagotables chequebooks. The partners will follow having voice and vote, but hardly will be able to keep the property of the club.

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