Columbian Company Takes Ownership of HNK Sibenik

Daniela Rogulj

Milan Balaban Photography
Milan Balaban Photography

Milan Balaban Photography

November 26, 2020 -The Croatian football club HNK Sibenik is officially in the hands of the Columbian company Football Smart International d.o.o. reports that the agreement on the sale and transfer of shares was signed on Wednesday in the City Administration by Mayor Zeljko Buric and the director of the company Eduardo Fernando Zapata Sierra.

It should be reminded that the City of Sibenik announced a Public Invitation to collect offers to purchase shares in HNK Sibenik, owned by the City of Sibenik, upon completion of which it was determined that the most favorable offer was that of the Colombian company Football Smart International d.o.o. with its headquarters in Zagreb, which was then adopted by the City Council of the City of Sibenik at its session in September 2020.

The company Football Smart International, following the terms of the public tender, paid HRK 3 million as collateral and HRK 651,000 as the remaining purchase price for 297,056 shares of HNK Sibenik. HRK 100,000 was paid earlier as a precondition for participation in the tender procedure.

The contract defines that the buyer is familiar with the condition of sports facilities for which the Sibenik first league club is given the right to use and accepts the same condition and that the City of Sibenik is not responsible for the investment maintenance of sports facilities HNK Sibenik has the right to use. The buyer has also allowed HNK Sibenik to make their sports facilities available to the City of Sibenik, city company, or institution at any time, upon a special invitation.

In the formal procedure of taking over the club by the new owner, it is necessary to obtain the consent of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports – Commission for Professional Sports Clubs on the contract signed Wednesday.

During the signing of the contract, the representatives of Football Smart International expressed their satisfaction with the completion of the procedure, as well as their interest in starting work on raising the quality of the club as soon as possible.

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