Club Member Newsletter: September 15th
Our First Investment Webinar is September 21st! Several new opportunities across the MLS and eSports
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Our First Investment Webinar is September 21st - World of Investing in Professional Sports
FanClub is scheduled to deliver our first sports investment webinar on September 21st, in partnership with Family Office Networks. Topics covered will include the growth of team valuations, technology trends, investor liquidity, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of private equity in pro sports, and lastly how you can start investing today!
Live FanClub Opportunities
3ICE: Three-on-Three Hockey League (Closing - Last Chance)
Top Major League Soccer Opportunity
Top Italian Football Club in Serie B
Technology-Focused Sports League & Media Company
Top Spanish Football Club in La Liga (Early Interest)
NBA G League Team (Early Interest)
Top French Football Club in Ligue 1 (Early Interest)
Top eSports Organization (Early Interest)
Recent Sports M&A News and Developments
Report: Sacramento Kings valued at US1.8bn as Arctos takes 17% stake - SportsProMedia - September 13th, 2021
Private equity firm Arctos Sports Partners has added to its National Basketball Association (NBA) investment portfolio having agreed a deal to take a 17 per cent stake in the Sacramento Kings, according to Sportico.
The acquisition reportedly values the franchise at US$1.8 billion and is believed to be the largest private equity investment since the NBA relaxed its ownership rules to allow institutional investors.
The Kings, who finished 12th in the Western Conference last season, are currently owned by Vivek Ranadive, the founder and former chief executive of Tibco Software. Sportico notes that the franchise has dozens of minority owners and Arctos’ deal is ‘rolling up some of those stakes’.
The sports business outlet reports that four Kings limited partners (LPs) will exit as part of the acquisition. Arctos will purportedly buy out three LPs and receive three board seats, with the remaining one selling to Ranadive.
NWHL rebranded as Premier Hockey Federation - National Post - September 7th, 2021
The National Women’s Hockey League revealed a new name and logo Tuesday ahead of the 2021-22 season, rebranding itself as the Premier Hockey Federation.
The league said the name was “inspired by empowerment, gender equality, and inclusivity with respect to differences in the gender identity of current athletes, prospective players, and league stakeholders.”
The six members of the PHF are the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps and the Toronto Six. They compete for the Isobel Cup.
San Jose Earthquakes Owner Fisher Hires Moelis to Explore LP Sales - Yahoo! Sports - August 31st, 2021
Fisher, who owns a large majority of the team, has retained Moelis & Co. to help with the process, according to the people, who were granted anonymity because the details are private. It’s unclear how much of the team he’s looking to sell, or to how many people, and it’s possible deals won’t materialize.
That said, now might be a good time to sell a sizeable limited partnership in an MLS club. A handful of controlling and minority stakes have already sold this year at large valuations. The Earthquakes, which play in an 18,000-seat team-owned stadium, were valued at $510 million in Sportico’s recent valuations.
Atlanta Falcons Parent Firm Launches Early-Stage Venture Fund - Yahoo! Sports - August 23rd, 2021
Bucks’ Antetokounmpo joins Brewers’ Ownership Group - Sportsnet - August 20th, 2021
MSG Sports Loses Money for Third Straight Year, But Morgan Stanley Is Bullish - Yahoo! Sports - August 19th, 2021
CVC Capital Makes its Biggest Sports Bet with $3.2B Spanish Soccer Deal - Pitchbook - August 4th, 2021
MLS Private Equity Deals Coming Later This Year, Commissioner Garber Says - Yahoo! Sports - July 28th, 2021
Neil Leibman, Bill Yates Buy Stakes in NWHL Teams In Sports Fund Debut - Yahoo! Sports - July 21st, 2021
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