The family bankrolling Peter Kenyon-led consortium to buy Everton ‘hope to reach an agreement by July 21’ as they ‘aim to complete £500m takeover before the Toffees’ pre-season friendly with Minnesota United’ in Minneapolis
- The Kaminski family are bankrolling the takeover bid to buy Everton
- Reports claim they are aiming to reach an agreement to buy the club by July 21
- Peter Kenyon is fronting the consortium looking to complete the takeover
- It’s claimed they want the £500m takeover agreed to within the next three weeks
- This is so Maciek Kaminski can introduce himself to Frank Lampard for when the Toffees face Minnesota United in his hometown of Minneapolis next month
The Kaminski family, who are bankrolling a takeover bid for Everton, reportedly want to reach an agreement to buy the Premier League club by July 21.
The Telegraph are reporting that the three-week deadline is because Maciek Kaminski is hoping to introduce himself to boss Frank Lampard as the club’s prospective new owner when Everton face MLS side Minnesota United in his hometown of Minneapolis next month.
The report goes on to claim that even if the takeover hasn’t gone through due to the Premier League’s owners and directors’ test, Kaminski still wants to meet the squad even if it is as the confirmed custodian.
The news comes after the consortium – led by former Manchester United and Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon – was handed an exclusivity agreement for talks to clinch a deal to takeover the Merseyside club.
It was reported earlier this month that the Kenyon-led consortium are interested in taking over the Toffees, with current owner Farhad Moshiri hoping to sell the club for around £500million.
The family bankrolling the takeover bid for Everton reportedly want an agreement in place to buy the club by July 21
This is said to be because Maciek Kaminski, who is largely funding the Peter Kenyon-led consortium, wants to introduce himself to Frank Lampard (left) during Everton’s tour of the US
Along with Kaminski, who is the chief executive of Minneapolis-based Talon Real Estate, Kenyon’s consortium also includes American businessman John Thornton.
Jersey-based Kenyon has been advising clubs and prospective owners for several years, and Klein and Kaminski advised Sir Martin Broughton on his failed bid to buy Chelsea.
Kenyon has advised clubs and prospective owners for several years from Jersey, where he is based. His company, Opto Advisers, were involved in the takeovers at Paris Saint-Germain and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Thornton is the executive chairman of Barrick Gold, one of the world’s largest mining companies who hold an estimated net worth of £31billion, and non-executive chairman of PineBridge Investments. He also stepped down as co-president of American bank Goldman Sachs in 2003.
Talks over a takeover have said to have been ‘positive’ and that Kaminski is providing the greatest financial power behind the proposed bid.
Recent reports have also claimed that should a deal be agreed, then Everton will be sold for more than £500m, with the total including the club’s debt. The Telegraph are reporting that Kaminski has made a commitment to fund.
Kaminski has also committed to funding the club’s new £500m stadium and has visited the Bramley-Moore Dock site where the state of the art ground is being built.
The consortium are believed to be taking advice from investment specialist Michael Klein and US law firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges.
A source told the Telegraph that funding the club in all areas will ‘not be an issue’ for the American-Polish family, who are in fact ‘over-funded for what could be spent within the rules’.
The Kaminskis are also said to be keen to support Lampard and Brian Sorensen’s, the head coach of the women’s team, plans with how to take the club forward.
Kenyon (left) is fronting a consortium looking to buy Everton from Farhad Moshiri (right)
Sportsmail revealed in April that Everton were attracting interest from American buyers willing to pay £350m for the club. At the time, they were crippled by financial problems and were in real danger of dropping out of the Premier League.
Three US-based bidders contacted Moshiri to open negotiations, it is understood.
The owner has not formally placed the Toffees on the market, but has been looking for outside investment to help fund their new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
This has led a number of potential investors to attempt to persuade him to sell up.