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Eric Grubman and Neal Menashe on the SEAH-Super Group merger

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Eric Grubman, chairman of Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (SEAH), and Neal Menashe, chief executive of Super Group. Eric and Chris also discuss CVC Capital Partners’ ongoing bid to acquire a 10 per cent equity stake in a holding company focused on LaLiga’s commercial ventures, Penn National Gaming’s acquisition of theScore, new provisions in New York City requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend indoor sports and entertainment events, and Sinclair Broadcast Group’s latest earnings report.

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In this week’s episode podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Kate Howard, chief commercial officer for Eventellect, a Texas-based ticket distribution advisory firm that has quickly become one of the key industry players in the management of live sports attendance. Eric and Chris also discuss the initial public offering for global sports data provider Sportradar, strong early-season business metrics for the National Football League, a substantial funding round for international esports organization the Mobile Premier League, and revenue distribution recommendations for college sports in the United States from the Knight Commission.

Ioris Francini, the former co-president of WME IMG and now specialist commercial advisor to the sports industry, gives his take on the shifting dynamics in rights brokerage and distribution and the spate of private equity deals sweeping through sport. Ben Cronin reports.