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9 January 2023 - 4:21 PM

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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs veteran on the verge of launching $1 billion Multi-Club business

  • The Football Co chairman Peter Grieve says group of unnamed international investors and executives have already acquired multiple clubs and academies globally and are looking for spring launch with initial $1 billion valuation.
  • Grieve, a former US marine and Goldman banker of 25 years standing, says structure is “teed up and ready to go for a big bang”.
  • Why it matters: Research by Off The Pitch last year showed more than 200 clubs globally are now part of MCO models. Are Football Co’s a continuation of an existing trend, or a new riff?
  • The perspective: Grieve describes game’s current ownership structures as Medieval and says The Football Co’s MCO model will be modelled like an international corporation.

A new company with a $1 billion multi club ownership portfolio will launch in spring, headed by a former Goldman Sachs banker and with a leadership team drawn from executives with decades of experience from the global football business.

Football Co chairman Peter Grieve says that the group – via what he terms “our owner operators” – have already made club acquisitions in South America, CONCACAF and Central Europe as well as “academies throughou

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