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Chris Russo, chief executive of boutique consulting firm Fifth Generation Sports and co-host of the SportBusiness Finance Weekly podcast, explores the ongoing meteoric growth of special purpose acquisition companies.

The debut episode of the new SportBusiness Finance Weekly podcast features an interview with Scott O’Neil, chief executive of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment.

The better-than-expected growth trajectory of NBCUniversal's new streaming service has it now squarely in the center of Comcast's overall corporate plans, which company executives remain hopeful will still include this summer's Tokyo Olympics. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.

The Wilf family, who are majority owners of the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, are reportedly in talks to purchase Major League Soccer team Orlando City SC

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has reaffirmed his commitment to sell the club to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, in spite of losing two early skirmishes in an arbitration hearing against the E…

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on football club finances has been underlined again as Manchester United reported a £64.2m (€74.4m/$88.8m) year-on-year rise on net debt to £455.5m

National Basketball Association superstar Kevin Garnett has declared himself out of the running to purchase his former team, the Minnesota Timberwolves

Private equity houses have been examining a host of league investment opportunities across European football with Serie A, Bundesliga and La Liga all reported to be examining the idea of selling stakes…

As Serie A weighs up six proposals from private investors, Ben Marlow, managing director, Asia Pacific, for football consultancy firm 21st Club, explains the sudden interest in the league and tells editorial…

In part 2 of our cricket roundtable interview with Clare Connor, managing director of Women's cricket at the ECB, Jake Lush McCrum, chief operations officer for the Rajasthan Royals and Richard Gould,…

Harsh Jain, chief executive and co-founder of Dream Sports, which owns India’s largest fantasy sports platform Dream11, has stated that in future they will not turn to Chinese investors to raise funds.

The average player salary in the Korea Baseball Organization, South Korea's top-tier baseball league, has dropped for the second season in a row, as a number of highly remunerated players bowed out and…

The impact of the pandemic on football club finances was underlined again as Manchester United reported its second quarter results. United's matchday revenue was down 96 per cent year-on-year

The GMcomunicazione public relations and media company has acquired a 50-per-cent stake in Italian digital terrestrial television broadcaster Sportitalia, according to reports

Barcelona, along with fellow Spanish LaLiga football teams Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna, has been dealt a blow after the Court of Justice of the European Union upheld an earlier ruling from…

Payment processing and technology firm significantly expands sports presence

Sports data and betting services company Sportradar has acquired London-based personalised sports betting marketing platform Fresh Eight Ltd

New York, America's fourth most populous state and home to its largest media market, is on the cusp of legalizing online sports betting. But there remains significant political disagreement about the operating model in which it would happen. US Editor Eric Fisher explores the potential and pitfalls of opening up the Empire State to mobile sportsbooks.

Li Qing, partner at law firm JunHe LLP, analyses the recent Chinese court ruling on the intellectual property case involving US basketball legend Michael Jordan and Chinese sportswear firm Qiaodan Sports and considers the implications of the ruling for other brand owners looking to develop their businesses in China.

Miles Jacobson, the man behind the Football Manager simulation, explains some of the likely effects of Brexit on the game and the transfer market in both the UK and Europe

Simon Cummins, partner and head of the global sports, gaming and media practice at executive search and talent consulting firm Odgers Berndtson, discusses some of the tensions involved in working with private equity investors

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