MLS - David Beckham increases ownership stake in Inter Miami CF
Inter Miami CF co-owners Jorge and Jose Mas, as well as David Beckham, have completed the purchase of Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son stake in the club, according to the club's announcement on Friday.
Ares Management ("Ares") has also joined the club as a preferred equity investor through its credit group's funds.
“This is an important milestone for Inter Miami, and we thank Marcelo and Masayoshi for believing in bringing a team to South Florida,” Inter Miami CF CEO and managing owner Jorge Mas said in a release. “As we look toward the future, these ownership changes underscore mine, my brother Jose’s and David’s deep belief and commitment to the success of our fútbol club.
“On the field, we firmly believe we are building the right culture and processes to lift trophies, and off the field, we will continue to harness the power of fútbol to do positive things through our partnerships and our community efforts. We look forward to welcoming Ares as a strategic investor and together grow Inter Miami.”
“We are immensely proud of the progress we’ve made over the past year and a half in Major League Soccer, and we are grateful to have had Marcelo and Masayoshi with us for the first part of our journey,” Inter Miami CF owner David Beckham said in a release. “I am more committed than ever to working with my partners and friends Jorge and Jose to build a lasting legacy, developing youth players from our Academy, competing for championships regularly, and most importantly, rooting ourselves into the DNA of our community and South Florida.”