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4 February 2014

CVC receives Liberty, Discovery bid for Formula One

European private equity firm CVC Capital has been approached by global cable company Liberty Global and US media group Discovery Communications with a bid to acquire a 49 per cent stake in racing car operator Formula One.

28 January 2014

Providence exits YES Network 21st Century Fox in $3.9bn sale

Media-focused private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has exited Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network to 21st Century Fox for $3.9bn.

24 January 2014

Palladin Consumer Retail Partners buys sports medicine company KT Health

Consumer-focused private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners has acquired KT Health, a producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products.

23 January 2014

Sport technology developer Zepp Labs raises $15m VC round

Wearable sport technology developer Zepp Labs has secured $15m in Series B funding, led by expansion stage specialist GGV Capital.

5 September 2013

TDR Capital makes David Lloyd Leisure first buyout from €2bn-targeting Fund III

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bike European private equity firm TDR Capital has made the first investment from its €2bn-targeting third buyout fund by agreeing a deal health, sport and leisure group David Lloyd Leisure.

28 August 2013

LDC in talks to buy UK motorsport circuit Silverstone

UK mid-market private equity firm LDC is said to be in “advanced negotiations” for a deal which could see a management buyout of Silverstone Circuits, the company that hosts the British Grand Prix.

12 August 2013

Forstmann Little continues to consider options for IMG Worldwide

US private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co has confirmed it was exploring options for sports, fashion and media agency IMG Worldwide.

23 July 2013

Hamilton Ventures joins $26m Series D round for PlayOn! Sports

sport_field_170sq Hamilton Ventures has renewed its commitment to high school sports media business 2080 Media, which operates as PlayOn! Sports, through a $26m Series D round.

18 July 2013

Italian VC firms back extreme sports equipment company MilkyWay

Italian venture capital funds TT Venture and Atlante Seed have invested in MilkyWay, a start-up focusing on the design, manufacture and online sales of bike components and extreme sports equipment.

14 June 2013

Genius private equity investor backs football club Glasgow Rangers

Scottish football club Glasgow Rangers has received a cash injunction from private equity firm Pri Arc, run by former city trader Kieran Prior, who has a reported IQ of 234.

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