David Beckham, Jorge Mas and Jose Mas have increased their ownership stake in Inter Miami, the club confirmed on Friday.
Beckham and the Mas brothers bought Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son to increase their stake in the club, becoming Inter Miami’s sole owners moving forward. Meanwhile, Ares Management (“Ares”) has joined the Club as a preferred equity investor through funds managed by its Credit Group.
“This is an important milestone for Inter Miami, and we thank Marcelo and Masayoshi for believing in bringing a team to South Florida,” Jorge Mas said in an official club press release. “As we look toward the future, these ownership changes underscore mine, my brother Jose’s and David’s deep belief and commitment to the success of our fútbol Club. On the field, we firmly believe we are building the right culture and processes to lift trophies, and off the field, we will continue to harness the power of fútbol to do positive things through our partnerships and our community efforts. We look forward to welcoming Ares as a strategic investor and together grow Inter Miami.”
Beckham, meanwhile, has affirmed his commitment to “building a lasting legacy” with the club and making sure Inter Miami is “rooted into the DNA of South Florida”.
“We are immensely proud of the progress we’ve made over the past year and a half in Major League Soccer, and we are grateful to have had Marcelo and Masayoshi with us for the first part of our journey,” said Beckham. “I am more committed than ever to working with my partners and friends Jorge and Jose to build a lasting legacy, developing youth players from our Academy, competing for championships regularly, and most importantly, rooting ourselves into the DNA of our community and South Florida.”
Inter Miami entered Major League Soccer in 2020 and qualified for the playoffs in their first season, though they were eliminated in the preliminary round by fellow expansion side Nashville SC.
After a tough start to life under Phil Neville this season, the Herons have lost just one of their last 11 MLS games, winning seven along the way to rise to eighth. Just one place below the playoff line.