Thomas R. DiBenedetto
Thomas Richard DiBenedetto (Boston, 3 June 1949), 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.
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.
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. 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).
- laroma24.it, ed. (25 April 2011). "'Happy birthday' DiBenedetto! Ma il compleanno di mister Tom è il 3 giugno..." (in italian). Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- Forbes http://people.forbes.com/profile/thomas-r-dibenedetto/2840
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- "CONCLUSO CONTRATTO PER L’ACQUISTO DELLA PARTECIPAZIONE DI CONTROLLO DI AS ROMA S.P.A.". Di Benedetto AS Roma LLC, Compagnia Italpetroli S.p.A. & Unicredit S.p.A. (in Italian). 16 April 2011.
- "DiBenedetto AS Roma LLC - Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement". AS Roma. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2013.