The capital club has quintupled its equity capital in the past season. The value was previously in the season at 25.8 million euros, the total rose to 123.7 million euros. "A jump of almost 100 million euros," said Hertha's CEO Ingo Schiller, not without pride.
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The club had bought back the equity from the previous investor KKR in the last season, also pumped the new investor Windhorst with his Tennor Group in a first payment 125 million euros in the club and received for 37.5 percent of the shares of the KGaA. The liabilities amounted to 87.4 million euros.
Klinsmann new to the Supervisory Board
The budget for the operative business of the club at 140.8 million euros and is thus slightly above the previous year (138.4 million euros).
Asked about the famous deposit account of Bayern Munich Schiller said: "We have now synonymous" and gave this value with 124.7 million euros, the so-called current assets. "That has never happened at Hertha BSC," emphasized Schiller.
Not yet included in these figures is the second tranche of Windhorst, which became due on Friday. For 99 million euros, the entrepreneur acquired another 12.4 percent of the KGaA shares. Windhorst was awarded four seats on the Supervisory Board. For a nominated entrepreneur Jurgen Klinsmann, whom he has recently come to know and appreciate personally.
Cooperation with new investor good
Schiller praised the cooperation with Windhorst. "We have taken in within five months 224 million euros.A major equity transaction has not existed in the history of the Bundesliga," said the longtime CEO and spoke of a "rocket launch". According to Schiller, Tennor could also imagine holding his shares for about ten or 20 years.
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Schiller attributed the good numbers to several factors. Berlin is now a very good location with disproportionate growth for Germany. Football is also booming. "We have growth rates of 10.7 percent in the Bundesliga, which can not even be achieved by the Chinese economy," said Schiller.
Also Hertha's President Werner Gegenbauer praised Windhorst. "After paying both tranches, he has proven to be a knowledgeable and reliable partner," said Gegenbauer.