Brentford owner Matthew Benham puts minority stake up for sale, reports

December 6 – Premier League Brentford’s owner Matthew Benham is reportedly considering the sale of a stake in the Premier League team.

Brentford are now in their third season in the Premier League having finished 13th and 9th in their first two. During the 2020 off-season, the west London club moved out of Griffin Park (their home ground for 116 years) and into the new Brentford Community Stadium, a 17,250-capacity stadium.

Bloomberg reports that Benham is looking to sell an unspecified stake in the club with the valuation of the club being around £400 million. The timing of the sale rumours comes as the Premier League announced its new £6.7 billion domestic TV deal that starts with the 2025/26 season.

Brentford are currently not the only club in the Premier League looking for potential new investors. West Ham and Tottenham Hotpsur have both said they are looking for new minority shareholders, while Crystal palace is looking to raised £200 million in advance of listing the club on the stock market.

Ares Management recently invested £500 million in Chelsea.

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