City bid opened by Bahia: R$ 1 billion for 90% of SAF

Source: Felipe Oliveira / EC Bahia

Contrary to quite a few pessimistic predictions, City Group’s proposal is greater than actual and have become duly official this Friday (23). At a gathering on the Arena Fonte Nova, the Executive Board detailed the provide to the membership’s advisors.

The proposal is bigger than worldwide press leaks have indicated over the months.

every part to every part City Group has dedicated to take a position a complete of R$1 billion in Bahia soccerin alternate for receiving 90% of the management of the tricolor Sociedade Anônima do Futebol (SAF).

The civil affiliation Esporte Clube Bahia can have energy over 10% of soccer.

The billionaires’ contribution can be divided as follows:

  • R$ 500 million to purchase gamers;
  • R$ 300 million to pay money owed; and
  • R$ 200 million for investments in infrastructure, working capital and core divisions.

However, it must be famous that it’ll not occur in a single day that each one this quantity can be invested in Bahia.

Grupo City has a interval of 15 years to make all the contribution promised within the contract.

President Guillerme Bellintani himself has already highlighted this chance in earlier interviews, when he stated that the venture just isn’t short-term, however that he’s excited about the medium and long run.

However, there are expectations that almost all funding in athlete acquisition will happen within the first 5 years.

There may also be an obligation for SAF to keep up the corporate’s payroll in relation to soccer, whichever is bigger between:

  • R$ 120 million per 12 months; or
  • BRL 60% of SAF’s gross income, excluding participant transfers.

Debts can be settled

As already finished, Bahia, via the civil affiliation, will proceed to barter its money owed immediately with its collectors. The authorized restoration course of, as began by Cruzeiro, is out of the query.

All money owed can be paid by City Group.

The logos can be maintained by the affiliation

The tricolor just isn’t obliged to vary its identify to “Bahia City”, nor to vary its shade from blue to sky, nor to vary its protect.

Bahia nonetheless ensures full authority over the anthem, coat of arms, protect, image, nickname and its colors.

Any change will solely be made with the approval of the affiliation. The SAF can have no management.

Club applications can be preserved

Another notable issue is that Bahia managed to get SAF to maintain lively some of the membership’s primary applications, such because the Camisa Popular, the “De Bermuda e Camisa” membership plan and the “Dignidade ao Ídolo” venture.


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