Americans jet into London for Everton takeover talks with Farhad Moshiri
Peter Kenyon’s consortium was in London for talks on Tuesday (14 June) about a potential £1.1billion takeover at Everton, according to The Mirror.
The newspaper reported on Tuesday that “financial meetings” were held in the capital as Kenyon’s group, which includes property and investment tycoon Maciek Kaminski and gold-mining billionaire John Thornton.
It is understood that an exclusivity agreement has been signed by the parties but a period of due diligence is yet to be entered.
Farhad Moshiri’s lawyers reportedly attended the meeting in London and more talks are scheduled to be held “in the coming days”.
Takeovers don’t happen quickly.
They’re usually long, drawn-out sagas where parties go back and forth in negotiations.
However, there have been rumblings about Moshiri looking to sell Everton for a while now with The Sunday People reporting via their print edition on 13 March [back page and page 55] that unless the Iranian businessman can find new funding in the wake of Alisher Usmanov’s sanctioning, he’ll be looking to sell.
And with an exclusivity agreement signed with Kenyon’s consortium, it does seem as though that’s the case.
It’s been three months since that report came out and now, there’s some serious momentum building in talks with Kenyon and his American business partners.
Kaminski doesn’t seem to be very well known but Thornton is said to be a billionaire but controversially has links to Donald Trump and the Chinese government, as per The Mirror.
Is that something we want at Goodison Park?
We’ve had our fair share of boardroom drama thanks to Moshiri and we don’t want anymore.
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