Arctos Partners (Arctos) has agreed an investment deal that sees the private equity firm acquire a minority common equity stake in Paris Saint-Germain, one of France’s leading football clubs, from Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).
The investment from Arctos will go towards growing PSG’s operations and also supporting the club’s strategic real estate initiatives, including relating to its stadium and the future development phases of PSG’s training centre at Poissy in suburban Paris.
In a statement Arctos said it will also provide strategic services, expertise and insights aimed at helping the club achieve its ambitions. These include sustaining the growth QSI has driven to date at PSG; continuing the club’s international expansion into new markets, including North America; engaging new and existing fans across geographies; and collaborating to explore sports investment opportunities around the globe.
To date, Arctos has invested in more than 20 professional sports organisations across MLB, NBA, MLS, NHL, Formula One and European football.
Since QSI acquired the club in 2011, PSG has won 30 men’s football trophies and last year won a record 11th French Ligue 1 title. In total, the Club has won 48 trophies since its formation in 1970.
As a non-controlling owner, Arctos will not influence any on-field sporting matters, with QSI continuing to have full control of all decisions at PSG.