The Times are reporting today that an offer was made for Newcastle United last week by Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners group.
It looks like she bid around £300M for the club but that seems to be a take it or leave it offer to current owner Mike Ashley.
It appears that Amanda Staveley is not willing to negotiate on the price.
Amanda Staveley – did he say yes?
Here’s some of that was reported in the Times today:
Sources close to the negotiations suggest that the offer, which was made at the end of last week, is “take it or leave it”, although it remains to be seen whether this is the case.
As of last night, Staveley, 44, was awaiting a response from Ashley’s representatives, who are said to be disappointed that details of the bid have been made public.
And here is a tweet from Peter Graves of Sky Sports saying essentially the same thing:
#nufc #whatweknow – A bid HAS been submitted by PCP Capital Partners (Amanda Staveley). Bid was submitted last week. It’s in the region of £300m but some debate still with regards to structure. They await response from Mike Ashley who values club at £380m. #NUFCTakeover
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesSky) November 20, 2017
So that exclusive last week in the Star which said Newcastle could be sold last week was somewhat accurate in that an offer seems to have been made for the club.
The next few days should be interesting to see if Mike Ashley accepts the bid – if he rejects the bid then we don’t really expect Amanda Staveley to walk away from the deal.
But that’s one thing you always have to be willing to do in any negotiations – simply walk away from the deal.
We’ll have to see if that happens.
It seems like it’s now up to Mike Ashley now – as always.