Group Led By Boston Man Buys Roma of the Italian League

US group signs deal to buy Roma

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS
Associated Press
      BOSTON (AP) – A group of American investors led by Boston
executive Thomas DiBenedetto have signed a deal to buy three-time
Italian soccer champion Roma.
      DiBenedetto's group announced the deal Friday. It would make the
four-man American group the first foreign majority owners of a
Serie A club.
      Unicredit, which last year became co-owner of Roma following a
debt-for-equity swap with the Sensi family, will have a share of
the new ownership company.
      DiBenedetto is one of approximately 13 limited partners in the
Boston Red Sox ownership group.
      Roma last won the Serie A in 2001. The team is currently sixth
in Serie A, 15 points behind leader AC Milan.
      
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