Sports Market


Rangers FC joins AIM as ‘Buy Rangers’ scheme contributes £250,000

Scottish football club Rangers has joined the Alternative Investment Market having initially declared its desire to back in early October.


Rangers supporters urged to invest in ‘Buy Rangers’ scheme ahead of AIM listing

Fans of Rangers Football Club are being offered the chance to invest in their team through commitments starting at £125.


Rangers Football Club to join rivals Celtic on AIM and offer fans chance in invest

Embattled Scottish football club Rangers has unveiled plans to list on the Alternative Investment Market and raise funds for squad development.


Sportradar secures big investment to help with acquisitive growth

European private equity firm EQT has invested €44 million in Sportradar from its EQT Expansion Capital II fund.


Sports investment firm joins PLUS

PLUS new issue China Sports Development has become the third admission to the junior market during 2012 as part of its plans to tap into the lucrative sports market in China.


Darlington FC puts future in crowdfunding

Cash-stricken Darlington FC is using crowdfunding to move out of administration and towards a sounder financial footing.


Growing the smaller global game

Five-a-side football has grown significantly since launching in the 1980s. Powerleague’s commercial director Nigel Hargreaves explains the business's plans for international expansion including a tilt at America.


Share purchase triggers Arsenal takeover bid

American businessman Stanley Kroenke has acquired Arsenal Football Club with the purchase of 32 per cent of the issued shares of Arsenal Holdings.


Sports acquisition for Chime

Communications business Chime Group has made an acquisition push by securing three deals, the largest of which is the purchase of sports marketing company Icon, after raising £12.25 million in a placing.


Rising Star: Jeff Brehaut

Jeff Brehaut set up his company Beach Volleyball in 2007 and in the same year brought the first international tournament to the country.


Foresight invests in football firm

Asset manager Foresight Group has invested £3.25 million in a company that provides indoor pitches for five-a-side football game Futsal.


Close VCTs invest in sports data business

Venture capital house Close Ventures has invested £1.5 million in a company that provides sports data and analysis to media companies.