Hedge Funds Now Playing in the Major Leagues

July 11, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Sports teams and sporting franchises were once owned by families. Nowadays, even with the economic instability around the world, hedge funds and investment consortiums are buying up the big players.

In May 2022, Todd Boehly put together a conglomerate deal of $5.3billion to buy the Chelsea football club. Roman Abramovich, the club’s previous owner, put the team up for sale earlier this year. Clearlake Capital, a California-based investment firm, is the majority shareholder and Boehly is acting as the controlling owner.

Of particular interest is the fact that Boehly, who already co-owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, outbid 11 other investment groups—a clear sign that hedge funds and money managers see the Premier Leagues, and sporting names in general, as promising opportunities.

“[We] are seeing more money coming into sport from institutional investors,” said David Gandler, the co-founder and director-general of fuboTV, the American TV streaming provider.

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