AS Roma owner Thomas DiBenedetto attends the AS Roma team presentation at Centro Sportivo Fulvio Bernardini on July 14, 2011 in Rome, Italy - Eurosport
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DiBenedetto finally seals Roma takeover

DiBenedetto finally seals Roma takeover

By Eurosport
Last update 18/08/2011 at 21:46 - Published on 18/08/2011 at 21:43
By Eurosport - 18/08/2011 at 21:46

The US investor group led by Boston executive Thomas DiBenedetto have finally completed a takeover of Serie A giants Roma.

The preliminary agreement for the deal was struck back in April, but complications have delayed the completion.

DiBenedetto's group was set to spend 60 million euros (£52.2m) to own 60% of a company which will own approximately two-thirds of the club, with the rest of the club being owned by Unicredit Bank, who had taken Roma on as part for a debt-for-equity deal with the previous owners, the Sensi family.

Having completed the deal, DiBenedetto is expected to be in attendance for Roma's first fixture of the season, a trip to Slovakia for a Europa League play-off against Slovak Bratislava.

Roma have become the first Italian club to have foreign owners with a controlling stake.

DiBenedetto is a partner in the Fenway Sports Group, who own the Boston Red Sox baseball team and Liverpool Football Club.

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