PSG: QSI ready to sell part of its shares?

  • L’Equipe revealed on Saturday that an American investment fund is in contact with Paris-Saint-Germain’s shareholder, Qatar Sports Investments, with the intention of buying between 10 and 15% of the club’s capital.

On the eve of the kick-off of the World Cup in Qatar, the newspaper L’Equipe dropped a small bomb this Saturday. The sports daily reveals that Qatar Sports Investments has the opportunity to sell part of its stake in the capital of Paris Saint-Germain!

Since the club’s gradual takeover by the American investment fund Colony Capital in 2011, QSI has been the sole shareholder of PSG, which therefore holds the entire capital.

At least €300m to be spent

Ironically, it is once again an American investment fund, whose identity has not been revealed, that has been expressing interest for several weeks. The newcomer is reportedly offering to buy between 10 and 15% of QSI’s shares. Given that the specialist magazine Forbes values the reigning French champions at 3 billion euros, QSI should demand between 300 million euros and 450 million euros depending on the exact percentage of shares desired.

If the shareholder’s entourage has confirmed contacts, it is too early to say whether they will be successful. In any case, the door does not seem to be closed on the part of Qatar, which would nevertheless remain a majority shareholder even in the event of an agreement…

QSI, the fear of disengagement…

However, between this information and the kick-off of the World Cup on Sunday, many observers are wondering whether this revelation is not the first proof that the Emirate, which wanted to benefit from worldwide exposure thanks to PSG before organising the World Cup, is going to disengage after the event? Based on sources close to the shareholder, L’Equipe assures that this is not the trend at the moment. The issue promises to be a lively one at the end of the year in the capital…



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