KKR deny Atalanta rumours

A spokesperson of KKR denies that the American investment firm is interested in buying a majority or minority stake in Atalanta.

Sky Sport Italia reported earlier today that the Percassi family was on the verge of selling a majority stake of Atalanta to KKR, a global investment firm founded in 1976 and based in the USA.

Italian economic paper Il Sole 24 ore quotes a spokesperson of the company who denies ‘any interest’ towards Atalanta.

According to the report, KKR would have bought a majority stake in the Serie A club for circa €350m, but Luca Percassi would remain in charge as La Dea’s CEO.

Atalanta have achieved remarkable results in Italy and Europe over the last few seasons reaching the Champions League quarter-finals in 2020. They’ve qualified for Europe’s elite competition three times in a row and are in the race for a top-four finish this season.

They’ve reached the Coppa Italia Final twice during the Gian Piero Gasperini era, losing against Lazio in 2019 and Juventus in 2021.

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