Thomas R. DiBenedetto

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Thomas Richard DiBenedetto (Boston, 3 June 1949[1]), is an American entrepreneur and was the 22nd president of the Italian football club A.S. Roma, since September 27, 2011 to August 27, 2012, when he was succeeded by James Pallotta.[2]

Moreover, President of Boston International Group since 1983, President of Junction Investors Ltd. (an investment management firm) since 1992; Chairman of the Board of Jefferson Watermann International (a business intelligence firm); Managing Director of Olympic Partners (a real estate investment firm); a director of Detwiler, Mitchell & Co. (a securities firm) and of NWH, Inc. (a software company) until 2006.[3]

DiBenedetto is a partner in Fenway Sports Group, who own the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool, among other sport properties.

AS Roma[edit]

On 16 April 2011, Thomas R. DiBenedetto's through "DiBenedetto AS Roma LLC" (incorporated in Delaware), which he owned 35% and Unicredit bought 67.1% shares of A.S. Roma Spa from Sensi family's Italpetroli (by buying the shares of holding company "Roma 2000 S.r.l") for €60.3 million and formed a joint venture holding company in a 60-40 ratio. The transaction date was scheduled on 31 July 2011.[4] NEEP also bought the sister companies of AS Roma: "ASR Real Estate S.r.l." and "Brand Management S.r.l." valued €10 million.

"DiBenedetto AS Roma LLC" consists of 4 other shareholder (or 3 not counting the family trust), namely James Pallotta (25%) (of "Tudor Investment"), Michael Ruane (25%) (director of "TA Realty"; partially own the "DiBenedetto AS Roma LLC" through family trust for 22.5%) and Richard D'Amore (25%) (of "North Bridge Venture Partners" and Veeco).[5]

The new company was planned a complete takeover and de-list the company from Borsa Italiana.