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Bundesliga rights sale piques PE interest

Deutsche Fussball Liga the governing body of German football, is planning to kick off the sale of a stake in the Bundesliga’s media rights business next month, with several private equity firms including Blackstone and Advent interested in bidding, according to a report by Reuters.

Deutsche Fussball Liga (DFL) the governing body of German football, is planning to kick off the sale of a stake in the Bundesliga’s media rights business next month, with several private equity firms including Blackstone and Advent interested in bidding, according to a report by Reuters.

Unnamed Reuters sources have revealed the the formal sales process will get underway in early March with DFL seeking a buyer for at least 15% of the business. With the holding company that currently controls the Bundesliga’s media rights valued at between €15 billion and €18 billion, a 15% stake could be worth up to €2.7 billion.

According to the sources, US investor Sixth Street is also looking to make a bid via its sports and entertainment portfolio firm Legends, while Bridgepoint and EQT have also previously reportedly shown interest in the business.

The Bundesliga is ranked as Europe’s second biggest soccer league by revenue after England’s Premier League.

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