Indonesian Erick Thohir takes over at Inter Milan

    Indonesian Erick Thohir, who is also a part owner of MLS club DC United, has completed a takeover at Inter.

    Story highlights

    • Inter Milan purchased by Indonesian billionaire Erick Thohir
    • Thorir also owns stakes in the Philadelphia 69ers and soccer's DC United
    • Inter become just the second Italian team to come under foreign ownership
    • A U.S. consortium purchased a controlling stake in Roma in 2011
    One of European football's grandest clubs has a new owner, with an Indonesian billionaire shaking up the established order in Italy's Serie A.
    Tycoon Erick Thohir is only the second foreign owner in the Italian first division after acquiring a 70% stake in three-time European champions Inter Milan.
    He has added Inter to what is fast become a comprehensive sporting profile after becoming the first Asian to own a stake in an NBA team as part of a consortium which purchased the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011.
    Thohir is also one of three partners who own Washington's Major League Soccer franchise DC United and has now followed in the footsteps of the American consortium, led by Thomas DiBenedetto, which broke new ground by purchasing Roma in 2011.