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Paulson sells stake of Timbers, Thorns to Arctos Sports Partners

Merritt Paulson. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Merritt Paulson, the owner of Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Portland Thorns, sold a 15 per cent stake in the organization to private equity firm Arctos Sports Partners in 2021.

Arctos is invested in at least 18 different professional sports teams across the major North American leagues, in turn helping to reshape sports finance and introduce a new era of institutional investment for several leading properties.

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