Private equity firms in talks to invest in Serie A

6 May 2020

Serie A
Photo: PA Images US based private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone are in separate discussions on a potential investment in the Italian Serie A

US group CVC Capital Partners is in talks to acquire a 20 per cent stake in the Italian top flight.

Meanwhile, Blackstone is in separate discussions to lend clubs money to help them cover costs during football's shutdown.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

US based private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone are in separate discussions on a potential investment in the Italian Serie A, according to the Financial Times.

The proposed deals, initiated before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, would see CVC acquire a 20 per cent stake in Serie A for €2 billion (valuing the league at €10 billion), whose clubs could lose a collective €650 million in case the current season is cancelled. 

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