Finance & Money

James Paul, head of sport finance at Blackstar Capital, discusses why investors will be regarding European football with interest in the coming months – even with the flattening of the ESL project

Tianjin Tigers participation in this year's Chinese Super League is under threat after its parent company decided to stop investing in the club, according to Chinese media reports

In the wake of New Zealand Rugby receiving a NZ$465m ($335m/€277m) offer from US-based private equity firm Silver Lake, Australian cricket is said to be discussing similar private equity options.

The Australian Football League recorded an operating loss of A$22.8m ($17.6m/€14.6m) for 2020, in what it called “a year of sacrifices”. The AFL’s year-on-year revenue fell by A$119.1m to A$674.8m. Of tha

Fifa has appointed two chief operating officers for the Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.

There are still question marks over whether this year's planned trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition can go ahead. The tournament is scheduled to start in May

Chinese FA Cup winners Shandong Luneng have been expelled from this year’s AFC Champions League after the confederation removed the club’s licence.

Australia's NRL and Rugby League Players Association have agreed player salary reductions as part of ongoing measures to address the impact of the pandemic

Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich has announced a €9.8m ($11.97m) profit for the 2019-20 season, a decrease of more than 81 per cent from the season before.

The Tokyo Olympic Games organising committee plans to increase the budget for the opening and closing ceremonies of the rescheduled Olympics and Paralympics, for a second time

An ownership issue at the National Football League's Tennessee Titans has been finally resolved after minority owner Susie Adams Smith agreed to sell her stake in the team to the family-controlled KSA…

MSP Sports Capital will invest $246m (€202.7m) into McLaren Racing for an initial 15-per-cent stake, rising to a maximum 33 per cent by the end of 2022, valuing the UK-based motor-racing team at $740.5m.

Sanzaar says it is open to hosting the Rugby Championship in a centralised location again after this year’s edition was reduced to three teams and played entirely in Australia due to the Covid-19 pandemic –…

Japanese property developer Mitsui Fudosan is said to be preparing a tender offer to acquire the operator of one of Japan’s largest indoor stadiums, Tokyo Dome Corporation, with a bid of about ¥120bn (€…

The segmentation of digital audiences to provide sponsors with the most effective platform to activate is to be central to the strategy adopted by the combined entity created following the acquisition…

US sportswear and equipment firm Under Armour has agreed to sell the MyFitnessPal platform to global investment firm Francisco Partners for $345m (€295m) – Under Armour Yao

Online training sessions for volunteers at next summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have resumed following a roughly eight-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic - Japan Today