Just when you think we’ve seen and heard it all regarding a potential takeover, it’s now reported that a friend of Kim Kardashian West is now involved in the Saudi’s bid to buy Newcastle United
This comes from Bloomberg – a reputable site covering business and market news in the US – who claim that Carla DiBello is now working in an ‘advisory’ role for Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.
While this latest takeover twist appears highly dubious, it’s worth noting that DiBello runs CDB Advisory – a consulting firm which works on building connections between the Middle East and North America.
Here’s a snippet from Bloomberg’s report, which details her involvement in the Saudi’s attempts to strike a deal with Mike Ashley:
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is working with a socialite friend of Kim Kardashian West to secure its latest deal.
Carla DiBello, an entrepreneur who’s close to the reality television star, is advising on the Public Investment Fund’s proposed acquisition of Premier League soccer team Newcastle United, people with knowledge of the matter said.
DiBello is working on the deal alongside British financier Amanda Staveley, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. She may also keep an ongoing advisory role if the Newcastle United acquisition goes through, one of the people said.
A consortium backed by PIF is in talks to buy Newcastle United from British billionaire Mike Ashley for about 340 million pounds ($440 million), people with knowledge of the matter have said. Ashley has been struggling to offload the team in recent years, and it’s unclear whether he will accept the offer.
Not only was DiBello spotted meeting Saudi prince Mohammad bin Salman in December last year (see picture at top of article), her latest “likes” on Twitter make for interesting reading.
See her latest below, which sees her ‘like’ a Newcastle fans post from late January on a potential takeover:
Another bizarre twist in the takeover tale as us Newcastle fans wait in hope (but certainly not expectation!) for a big breakthrough.