RedBall Acquisition Corp.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Matthew Caldwell, president and chief executive of the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers. Fisher and Russo also discuss the dissolution of the planned $1.35bn (€1.26bn) merger between SeatGeek and RedBall Acquisition Corp., the unsolicited offer by Nike co-founder Phil Knight to buy the National Basketball Association’s Portland Trail Blazers, the debut of the New England Sports Network’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service, ratings prospects for the NBA and NHL postseason title rounds, and the new arena pursuit of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

Parties cite 'unfavorable market conditions' as $1.35bn deal abruptly canceled

New York-based ticketing company nears closing of SPAC merger

New York-based ticketing company nears planned closing of SPAC merger

Cardinale and Beane-led SPAC at last finds its deal target with ticketing company

Special purpose acquisition company RedBall Acquisition Corp. has confirmed it is in merger talks with New York-based ticketing company SeatGeek

Proposed $8bn deal between new SPAC, Liverpool FC and Red Sox owner fails to come to fruition

Potential blockbuster deal would value Red Sox, Liverpool parent company at $8bn

Recent months have seen an historic surge in sports-related public stock offerings using special purpose acquisition companies

Popularity of sports-related SPACs continues to soar

Englander takes nearly 8 per cent stake in sports-focused SPAC

Newly formed sports-oriented SPAC now has two years make an acquisition

Executive and director teams cut across wide gamut of sports industry