Thohir: “Thank you Massimo Moratti”
It is now official. The Indonesian group led by Erick Thohir is now the owner of 70% of Inter. Everything was signed and delivered today as the official announcement can be found on the club’s website. In an interview with FC Inter 1908, Erick Thohir expresses his appreciation to Moratti and thanks him “for the opportunity to make a better, greater and more well known internationally Inter.”
FC INTERNAZIONALE MILANO SPA SIGNS AN AGREEMENT TO OPEN CAPITAL TO NEW INVESTORS
Massimo Moratti and Erick Thohir: "Together for the future of Inter"
Milan, 15 October 2013 – Today F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. (“Inter”) and its majority shareholder Internazionale Holding S.r.l., wholly controlled by Massimo Moratti, have signed a binding agreement whereby International Sports Capital (“ISC”), a company indirectly owned by Erick Thohir, Rosan Roeslani and Handy Soetedjo, three prominent Indonesian businessmen, will become the controlling shareholder of Inter with a 70% stake by means of a dedicated capital increase.
Erick Thohir, leader of the investing group, is an entrepreneur based in Jakarta, Indonesia and founder and chairman of Mahaka Group. His main areas of interest are media and entertainment, including television, radio, digital, out-of-home and newspapers. Erick is a co-owner of D.C. United, a Major League Soccer club in the United States, and also served as Vice President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee and as Indonesia’s Chief of Mission for the 2012 Olympic Games.
“Today is a truly special day in my life. I am honored that Mr. Moratti has entrusted me with the responsibility to lead Inter into the next chapter, and I am excited to have him continue in the future as my partner. The job done by the Moratti Family, from Angelo’s Great Inter to Massimo’s Treble record, has made Inter one of the most respected clubs in the world, for their prowess on the pitch as well their involvement in the community” said Erick Thohir. “I am an entrepreneur, but first of all I am a supporter and a sports lover. I cannot wait to put our passion and international experience at the service of this fantastic Club and its supporters.”
Rosan Roeslani is a prominent Indonesian businessman and investor focusing in strategic sectors including banking and finance, infrastructure, real estate and tourism. He serves as Vice Chairman, Banking and Finance, of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Roeslani also owns a stake in D.C. United alongside Mr. Thohir.
Handy Soetedjo is an Indonesian entrepreneur whose areas of investment are in coal, oil and gas, real estate and a variety of media companies. Mr. Soetedjo is the business partner of Mr. Thohir in Mahaka Group, and was also involved in the purchase of the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA in 2011.