Hearn: Matchroom equity sale still likely

(Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Matchroom chairman Eddie Hearn believes a deal to sell a minority stake in the company will “probably happen” despite a proposed deal with CVC Capital Partners falling through earlier this year.

In an exclusive interview with SportBusiness, Hearn confirmed that Matchroom has remained in talks with three companies – believed to be CVC, KKR and Searchlight Capital – as the boxing, darts and snooker promotion continues to explore its options for growth with and without investment.

“Right now, we have three people in the same conversation, all trying to do the same thing. And it [a deal] will probably happen,” Hearn said.

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