City Group pledges to invest BRL 1 billion in Bahia’s SAF; see offer details

The phrases of Grupo City’s bid to purchase Bahia have lastly been revealed after almost a yr of negotiations. On Friday night (23), the tricolor board introduced the board members with the offer made by the Arab Fund. The assembly was held on the membership’s museum in Fonte Nova.

Under the proposal, City Group guarantees to contribute R$1 billion to 90% of Sociedade Anônima do Futebol (SAF), which will probably be made up of Squadron. The cash will probably be divided for 3 functions: shopping for gamers, answerable for half of the quantity; cost of money owed; and others, which incorporates investments in infrastructure, core classes and dealing capital. The breakdown offered for in the contract is as follows:

  • R$ 500 million to purchase gamers;
  • R$ 300 million to pay money owed;
  • R$ 200 million for infrastructure, core classes, working capital, amongst others.

The time period of the invested quantity is 15 years. However, the bulk is predicted to be finished in the primary 5 years. In addition, there’s a contractual obligation that the international fund should preserve a payroll of R$120 million per yr or 60% of SAF’s gross income (excluding participant transfers), whichever is bigger.


Taking 2021 as a reference, the final yr that Bahia performed in Serie A of the Brasileirão, when the membership’s salaries have been round R$6 million/month, the proposed quantity with SAF represents a rise of round 50%.

As for the present liabilities that the membership has, they are going to be settled and SAF itself will lead the negotiations with the collectors. It is price remembering that the settlement signed with Banco Opportunity stipulates that in the case of SAF, Bahia has the duty to pay the quantity of the debt without delay (R$35 million).

The contract additionally supplies for the likelihood for the investor (Grupo City) to buy one other 5% of Bahia, reaching 95%, for R$1 billion. Despite the discount in participation, the affiliation won’t lose its authentic rights.

Another level that was established is that the affiliation has precedence in the redemption of SAF shares.

Identity is protected
A priority amongst some followers is that Bahia’s identification will probably be preserved. The settlement stipulates that symbols, similar to colours, anthem, coat of arms, nicknames, would be the duty of the affiliation. Changes will probably be made solely on the determination of the companions.

In addition, because the Bahia model will proceed to be owned by the affiliation, SAF can pay R$2.5 million in annual royalties for its use. Grupo City may also proceed to implement packages at the moment carried out by Bahia, such because the Bermuda and Camisa partnership plan, the Dignidade aos Ídolos mission and the sale of in style uniforms.

In phrases of administration, with the sale of the fund, City Group will management males’s, girls’s and youth soccer. The mission envisages that the SAF will probably be managed by a Board of Directors composed of six representatives. Five of them nominated by City and one by the affiliation (Bahia).

The govt director and answerable for the administration of City Group golf equipment, Spaniard Ferran Soriano, took half in the assembly. He solely talked to the advisors. After the primary a part of the assembly, which was restricted to the Council solely, the membership broadcast dwell and president Guillerme Bellintani talked in regards to the negotiations for a yr.

“We by no means put the invested quantity as a central level. We’ve all the time mentioned we’re not in search of a verify. For us, if the associate is sweet, it pursuits us greater than a associate who will not be certain and makes a financially greater offer.

subsequent steps
Despite the presentation, the assembly with the advisory board was casual in order that the chief board may define the details of the offer. From now on, the company will analyze the doc (over 500 pages) in order to give you an opinion. The Fiscal Council may also have entry.

Following this course of, the Advisory Board will convene an Extraordinary General Meeting (AGE) the place members will vote on whether or not or not to promote the membership.


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