November 24 – FIFA’s biennial World Cup revolution could cost domestic leagues and European governing body UEFA around €8 billion per season in lost TV rights and commercial revenues, according to a report commissioned by the leagues from KPMG and FTI’s Delta Partners.
By David Owen
November 24 – Tottenham Hotspur, not so long ago the most profitable club in the Premier League, have reported another substantial loss for football’s second heavily covid-19-impacted season.
November 25 – Brazilian clubs are contemplating a billion-dollar investment from private equity in a bid to take control of their own league.
November 23 – French second tier club Paris FC, who took a €5 million investment from the Bahrani royal family last year, has added a new investor in British-Sri Lankan entrepreneur Allirajah Subaskaran.
November 15 – Real Madrid have founded an investment vehicle with the objective of financing 30 start-up businesses.
November 14 – Italy have become the third national federation, Europe’s second, to jump on the blockchain-based Fan Token ‘cryptocurrency’ with Socios.com.
November 12 – While the pandemic managed to kill-off clubs’ match-day revenue streams, a report by KPMG Football Benchmark reports “cautious optimism” for sponsorship income with two of Europe’s Big5 football leagues even reporting year-on-year growth in league-wide commercial revenues.
November 11 – Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has purchased a minority stake in West Ham United, the latest overseas investment in a Premier League club.
November 2 – City Football Group (CFG) have reportedly opened negotiations to acquire a 20% stake in Russian club Spartak Moscow.
November 1 – Intercity de Alicante has become the first Spanish club to list on the stock exchange, trading on the BME Growth market, Spain’s second tier exchange dedicated to small- and medium-sized companies.
November 1 – MSA Capital managing partner Ben Harburg has become a new investor at Spanish La Liga club Cadiz. Harburg is reportedly buying a 6% stake in the club.
October 29 – Czech businessman Daniel Kretinsky looks set to take a £150 million, 27%, stake in Premier League West Ham with the option to take full ownership of the in the future.
October 28 – Inter Milan have formally reported losses of losses of €245.6 million for the covid-impacted 2020/21 season on revenues of €364.7 million.
October 27 – Private Equity fund Advent International is considering buying a stake in the Ligue de Football Professionnel’s (LFP) new media company.
October 27 – OL Groupe, the holding company of Ligue1 club Olympique Lyonnias, has officially reported a loss of €33.9 million for the Covid-hit 2020/21 season, the first time the group has reported a loss since it moved to its Groupama Stadium nine years ago.