Using the equity measure implemented in April 2018 as a foundation, Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG today injected further equity in the amount of €22 million euro into the company. In 2018 the company attracted a new shareholder (Freunde des Adlers GmbH) and, on this basis, devised an innovative financing option, which has now been exercised. As part of this transaction, Herzschlag Eintracht GmbH was incorporated as an additional shareholder and will hold 5.00 per cent of the shares in future. Freunde des Adlers GmbH will in future hold 16.81 per cent, Freunde der Eintracht Frankfurt AG 7.30 per cent and Wolfgang Steubing AG 3.00 per cent of the shares. The stake of the majority shareholder Eintracht Frankfurt e. V. remains unchanged at 67.89 per cent.
I’m pleased that in 2018 we had the foresight to develop financing concepts that we have now been able to implement.Oliver Frankenbach, Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG’s chief financial officer.
The new shareholder Herzschlag Eintracht GmbH will be represented by Sven Janssen, who, at an extraordinary general meeting on Friday, was elected by the shareholders to the Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG supervisory board, which will now consist of eight members going forward. Janssen, a 55-year-old businessman, has been associated with Eintracht as a fan and supporter for many years and brings with him outstanding expertise in the field of digitalisation, which he will contribute alongside his financial commitment.
“I’m pleased that in 2018 we had the foresight to develop financing concepts that we have now been able to implement,” said Oliver Frankenbach, Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG’s chief financial officer. “This now gives us the opportunity to equip ourselves with additional equity during the coronavirus crisis, and to take another big step towards not only overcoming the crisis but also managing further growth.”