BBC: Derbyshire has accepted a takeover bid from the American businessman Nestor Kirchner

2022-07-12 0 By

Bankrupt Derby County have been in administration since September last year.Us businessman Chris Kirchner has been selected as the preferred bidder for Derbyshire, the club’s joint administrator has confirmed, the BBC reported.Kirchner, 34, is the founder and chief executive of a logistics technology startup.He withdrew his offer three months ago, but has rekindled his interest in Derbyshire in recent days.The club’s current managers, Quantuma, a business consultancy, said kirchner’s offer was “the best deal for the creditors and ensures the long-term future of the club”.It is understood that Kirchner’s offer does not include the stadium, which is still owned by former majority shareholder MEL Morris.A statement released by Quantuma said: “At present, the club continues to occupy Pride Park, the terms of which are subject to negotiation with outside stakeholders.””The joint administrators have entered into a period of exclusive negotiations with Mr. Kirchner and his advisers, during which further operational, commercial and other matters will be discussed,” the statement added.In response, the English Football League (EFL) said it was “awaiting disclosure of the details of the formal proposal” and that it would also be “scrutinised in accordance with the league’s requirements” and that owners and directors would also be scrutinised by the LEAGUE.The EFL added: “Through this process we can understand what obstacles remain to be overcome before the best interests of the club, its fans and the community can be acted on.”(Angie)