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26 August 2014

The Raine Group helps DraftKings raise $41m

baseball Fantasy sports website DraftKings has raised $41m in a Series C round led by The Raine Group.

22 May 2014

Sportradar nets further investment from EQT

tennis balls Nordic private equity firm EQT has made a further investment in live sports information and services provider Sportradar.

18 March 2014

Bregal Partners acquires Shock Doctor from Norwest

tennis balls Mid-market firm Bregal Partners has bought athletic performance and protective equipment provider Shock Doctor from Norwest Equity Partners in partnership with its management.

26 November 2013

KKR out of IMG Worldwide bidding as buyout rivals all team with strategics

sport_field_170sq US private equity house KKR has dropped out of the race for sport, fashion and media talent agency IMG Worldwide amid other buyout bidders all teaming with companies in the sector.

19 November 2013

Formula One IPO plans remain on hold, says CVC

Private equity firm CVC said that it aims to float Formula One, but its IPO plans are currently on hold.

16 September 2013

Investcorp acquires 25% stake in Leejam Sports Company

SA fitness Bahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has bought a 25 per cent stake in Saudi fitness club manager Leejam Sports Company via its Gulf Opportunity Fund.

16 August 2013

Private equity executives acquire New Jersey Devils

devils puck Private equity executives David Blitzer and Joshua Harris have acquired the New Jersey Devils NHL franchise for what was reported to be more than $320m.

3 July 2013

Albion Ventures makes 3x return from Opta exit

sport_field_170sq UK venture capital firm Albion Ventures has generated an “excellent return” of three times from its investment in Opta, which is being sold to Perform Group for £40m.

6 June 2013

Boston Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck launches $125m VC fundp

grousbeck Co-owner and CEO of the NBA’s Boston Celtics Wyc Grousbeck has launched a $125m venture capital fund with two partners, AltAssets has learned.

18 April 2013

Struggling Fenway Partners eyes $900m from NFL helmet maker sale

Giants NFL US mid-market buyout house Fenway Partners is reportedly preparing to sell NFL helmet maker Easton-Bell Sports for up to $900m as the firm looks to spark LP interest in backing further acquisitions.

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