Tag Archives: PPC – Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche

Nuovo Inizio back at the helm of Parma Calcio

We are supporters, not journalists. Our mission is to bring Parma Calcio and Parma closer to abroad fans and, hopefully, vice versa, but we think all you outside Italy would like to know more about what happened yesterday: the Nuovo Inizio back at the helm of Parma Calcio.

Nuovo Inizio – a 7 parmesan businessmen group composed by Guido Barilla, Giampaolo Dallara, Capital B in the person of Mauro Del Rio, Marco Ferrari, Erreà in the person of Angelo Gandolfi, Giacomo Malmesi and Impresa Pizzarotti in the person of Pietro Pizzarotti – refounded together with Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, Parma Calcio 1913 after the failure. Nuovo Inizio had the intent to save Parma football team, restart football passion in Parma and entrust it in the hands of a reliable football specialized businessman that was found in Chinese Jihang Lizhang and Link International. Almost one year and an half ago they sold majority quote to the Chinese group, keeping the 30% (10% still in the hand of PPC, as you already know) and the promise of being the guarantee for Parma town and fans that they would intervene incase of need.

This happened yesterday. After Link International agreement non-fulfillment, due probably to Chinese government restriction on football investments, Nuovo Inizio exercised their rights and retook 60% of Parma Calcio. In their official statement and press conference they underlined intention of a capital increase and to keep being a guarantee for the Club future and, maybe future transfer to some real trustable investor, if there will be ever condition to. Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche will still have his role of citizenship representative and will keep having a member inside the board.

Just a quick overlook on who composes Nuovo Inizio. We will talk about them on WikiParma soon. A huge thank you to Facebook page Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria, for conceding us to use their pictures.

44569148_1450679758396804_4551984748947308544_n
pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Guido Barilla: Italian businessman and the chairman and CEO of Barilla Group, the world’s largest pasta company, which is 85% owned by Guido, his brothers Paolo and Luca, and a sister. (from Wikipedia)

44561802_1450679765063470_5309855436545982464_n
pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Giampaolo Dallara: Italian businessman and motorsports engineer. He is the owner of Dallara Motorsports, a company that develops racing cars. (from Wikipedia)

44700970_1450679745063472_3078948916473888768_n
pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Mauro Del Rio: founder and president of Buongiorno, a DOCOMO Company that develops apps and services for mobile devices. He is also, between other roles, chairman of DOCOMO Digital, the European holding of NTT DOCOMO. (from LinkedIn)

44633190_1450679671730146_4982026956573769728_n
pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Marco Ferrari: former CEO and chairmen of Zodiak Active and founder of industrial holding NEXT 14. Former minority Parma FC owner from 2009 to 2013 when he left the board. (from ParmaLive)

44569111_1450679761730137_5860755296577650688_n.jpg
pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Angelo Gandolfi: founder and president of Erreà, sport equipment company supplier.

44712451_1450679675063479_4848874367578275840_n
pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Giacomo Malmesi: lawyer and former Parma Calcio vice-president.

44597691_1450679678396812_3763730122666934272_n.jpg
pic credit Parma-Reggiana #maistatastoria

Pietro Pizzarotti: member of the Mipien board, the holding owner of 94,5 % of Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A., the construction company founded by his family more than 100 years ago. (from Pizzarotti.it)

WikiParma: Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche

lucarelli-4

We inaugurate a new section of the website dedicated to explain who are the main characters in Parma Calcio World: Nuovo Inizio, Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, Museum Association, Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs, etc.

First chapter is dedicated to Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche (PPC) that we had the chance to discover better during a chat with Franco Bardiani, that we thanks since now for his kindness.

At the end of 2014/15 season, a courthouse decided that Parma FC had officially to disappear due to failure procedure that was the consequence of Ghirardi/Leonardi administration. In two months, just two months, two different entities was born and took charge of Parma Calcio rebirth: Nuovo Inizio, a 7 Parmesan businessmen group about whom we will talk in next chapters, and Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, the popular action started from Parma citizens.

Due to the impulse of Giorgio Orlandini and Marco Ferrari – that was also one of the “Magnificent 7” businessmen of Nuovo Inizio – PPC was born in July 2015. The idea behind it was absolutely innovative for Italy: bring a group of fans to have a quote of their football club. At the very beginning it was almost a sort of pact between friends to which various kind of people took part: not just businessmen but many normal citizens that decided to participate even with one singular quote of 100 euro value, that represented their personal brick to rebuild Parma Calcio.

The first subscription involved 144 people that contributed with different amounts – starting from 100 euro, one action cost – and that represented the 30% of the newborn Parma Calcio 1913. The remaining 70% was by Nuovo Inizio that participated with almost 2 millions euros. PPC represents Parma town and Parma fanbase inside Parma Calcio 1913 board: one of the 9 member of the board is Paolo Piva, lawyer, PPC council member. Having small percentage of a society doesn’t mean to have a huge voice in decisions but it is a way to have a look to what happens inside it, to be a sort of guarantee for Parma fans and citizens.

After the joining of Chinese new majority owner Desport (Hope group) that now got 60% of Parma Calcio 1913, the percentage of Nuovo Inizio is 30% and PPC has a 10%.

Despite the obvious quote percentage reduction due to new investment needs linked with fast promotions, the number of subscribers of PPC action is increasing until almost 900 people. Between them, not just citizens of Parma but also people from Canada, Israel, United States, Switzerland, France, UK…

If you want to have more infos about how to join Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche you can write to this email address – info@parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.it – or visit their website: www.parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.com

Hello from BBC

Alessandro Lucarelli at the end of the interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com

 

FIRST THE LINK: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsyx/episodes/downloads

So it started.

Hello from BBC.

It was not Bale-Benzema-Cristiano or Barzagli-Bonucci-Chiellini. Was THAT BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation. We received an email from Mani Djazmi, the presenter of World Football, a weekly program dedicated to most special stories in football world on BBC World Service, that was interested in realizing an episode totally dedicated to Parma renaissance.

So it started an incredible two-days in which we followed Mani in his interviews and researches. We had the chance to talk about football and give our small help to such a great expert and professional. We will never be enough thankful for that.

We could attend to Pietro Pizzarotti and Captain Lucarelli interviews in Collecchio Training Center, see coach an players pass in front of us at the end of morning training session, relaxed and focused on Saturday match. We step Tardini pitch with well known Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs (CCPC) President Angelo Manfredini that took us also to locker rooms and honor tribune and told us incredible stories about nineties glory days. Before the official interview, while we were in CCPC office, Sandro Melli, one of Wembley heroes, get into and had a coffee in front of us. Can you imagine?

We heard from Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche (PPC) member Franco Bardiani words all the passion behind the popular action that together with Nuovo Inizio allowed Parma’s rebirth. We hate in Pepèn, well known Parmesan paninoteca and we went also to a football game in Correggio, in the deep Reggio Emilia province, where Parma played only three years ago. So many things that it was necessary three episodes to tell everything.

And now? Now Juve is coming. BBC World Football dedicates a whole program to Parma Calcio and we are so proud of all the people we met in these days. Until Parma will be made by these people we can really trust in an even brighter future.

Despite every result on Saturday night, believe us: be proud of what Parma Calcio is. It is made by great people, it is a family and, even if you are far, you are part of it anyway.

At this link you will find the podcast of this World Football episode and all the previous podcast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsyx/episodes/downloads

And here the article that Mani Djazmi wrote about Captain Lucarelli interview.

Alessandro Lucarelli: The Parma captain who kept the club going

 

Thank you again Mani, for the incredible experience.

Collecchio’s main quarter – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Inside the offices – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Mani checking audio – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Pietro Pizzarotti interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Sandro Melli at the bar in from of Angelo and other CCPC members – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Angelo Manfredini interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Franco Bardiani on the pitch – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
THE DOOR in CCPC office – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Coppa Italia and Winners Cup in CCPC office – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Football and food in province – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
On Correggese tribune – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com

A minister with Black Phoenix

40168672_10215664576394886_5054966509261029376_o
credit to Franco Bardiani

In this picture took outside Dall’Ara stadium before SPAL vs Parma match you can see a delegation of Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche – the society, made by fans, that has a minority percentage of Parma Calcio and that anyway have members in the board of direction as a guarantee of control and transparency – with italian Agriculture and Forestal Politics Minister, Gian Marco Centinaio, the man with Black Phoenix t-shirt.

Thanks to Minister and Franco Bardiani of PPC to let us use the picture.

To discover more on Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche and join you can find all the infos in Italian on their website, www.parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.com .

In case of particular interest write us and will be your intermediary to contact them.

We were Rangers

Credit to Marco Ferrari

As we use to do, we give you the chance to listen to Parmesan’s voices. Our mission is to bring Parma and Parma Calcio closer to abroad fans and this is one of the special occasions to do it.

You already heard Fulvio Ceresini reaction to first verdict on well-known investigation we had to relate to this summer. Now we propose you the post that Marco Ferrari, former Parma vice-president and co-founder of Nuovo Inizio, the Society that allowed, together with popular shareholder Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, rebirth of Parma Calcio three years ago, published on Facebook few minutes after the appeal verdict that determined Parma non-involvement in WhatsApp messages absurd affair.

+++this is a non professional translation made by fans for fans. You can find original italian version on Marco Ferrari’s – that we thanks a lot for his authorization – Facebook wall+++

“WE WERE RANGERS, ETOR CHE PIPPEINS (not Pippeins, ndt)

Since long time I have not an operative role and I don’t have a place in Parma Calcio society. I fell free then, in a strictly personal way, to share some thoughts on recent facts.

With all our limits, rebirth of Parma in just three years could have been a positive advertisement for italian football in general. They preferred spit on it. Many times. In less more than one year we have been put on all first pages of italian and abroad newspapaers for two of most infamous accusation in sport: football bets and sport illicit.

I still remember the headline of an important newspaper after Parma vs Ancona: “Parma, the shadow of Camorra”. Some facts of that days nauseated me and had an important role in my decision of leave every place in Society. Not even the time to forget ‘Pozzuoli millions’ – that never existed as all investigations demonstrated – that “Cazzein affair” begun. With Parma Calcio virtually relegated for sport illicit on websites and newspapers worldwide.

Calaiò messages – careless and inopportune – has never been a sport illicit. Common sense of everyone have ever been in a locker room and is little used to WhatsApp spirit and emoji says this. It is the pitch, that knows that Parma always got what deserved in these years, to say this. Finally, today, it is also a Judge to say this.

Today verdict cancel a spot put too much easily – by many – on our patch. But – sincerely – I can not be happy for it. Because in last two months we already suffered a condemnation that nobody could payback: we deserved on the pitch to be Rangers and they tried to make us seem Pippeins.

After hell tour in 2015, Parma fans, staff, team and everyone contributed to an historical venture, deserved to enjoy with enthusiasm Serie A return.

We all have been obligated to pass horrible weeks scanned by many, too many bad words in this Great Ugliness summer.

Waiting that Time – like a wise friend suggests – will put as usual ‘each queen in her throne and every clown in their circus’.”

#weareparma #thisisparma

ps: if something is difficult to understand and you are interested in going deeper, don’t hesitate to write us. We will be happy to help you.

New Tardini pitch almost ready

38218381_10215484500973113_1194474200799117312_o.jpg
credit to Franco Bardiani

 

Thanks to Franco Bardiani of PPC – Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, society that, together with Nuovo Inizio co-founded Parma Calcio 1913, we discover new Tardini pitch is almost ready.

As announced all the works for stadium renewal will end before first Coppa Italia match on 12/13 august but is fine to see some picture of works going on: our home is even more beautiful.

Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche is the society made by fans (started with 140, now more than 600) that has a minority percentage of Parma Calcio and that anyway have members in the board of direction as a guarantee of control and transparency.

It is still possible to join and you can find all the infos in Italian on their website, www.parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.com . in case of particular interest write us and will be your intermediary to contact them.

 

38234406_10215484500853110_6071507005330161664_o.jpg
credit to Franco Bardiani
38273592_10215484500693106_5601000613727961088_o
credit to Franco Bardiani