Special Report: CVC’s LaLiga proposal unravelled

23 August 2021

LaLiga President Javier Tebas.
Photo: Alamy LaLiga President Javier Tebas.

Off The Pitch has had access to high level documents detailing and scrutinised the CVC deal in detail.

Our modelling shows that the US private equity group would see a return on its 50 year deal by the end of this decade.

Experience in growing F1 revenues advanced as an argument to clubs for taking the deal, but team official alleges CVC “raped” the sport after making a 450 per cent ROI in the space of a decade.

The CVC-deal gives LaLiga an opportunity to break free from a business model that has been “run to the benefit” of the Madrid clubs and Barcelona “for too long.”

James Corbett, Senior Correspondent corbett@offthepitch.com

On 14 July, the La Liga president, Javier Tebas, met club officials from Barcelona for dinner, including its new club president, Joan Laporta.

The meeting was just three months after Barcelona’s involvement in the attempted Super League plot and in the midst of a stand off over the club’s salary cap that would culminate in the departure of its star player Lionel Messi.

But while relations between the Catalan giants and the league supremo have traditionally been testy, they have not been martial – as is the case with Real Madrid, the club Tebas, ironically, supports.

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