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US Private Equity Group Arctos acquires minority stake in PSG

December 11, 2023

Master in Football Business

US private equity group Arctos Partners have acquired a minority stake in Paris Saint-Germain.

Highlights of the football business investment below:

  •  Financial Times reports 12.5% stake sale at a valuation of over €4bn

 

US Private Equity Group Arctos acquires minority stake in PSG - SBI Barcelona

 

  • Qatar Sports Investment / QSI bought PSG in 2011 for €70m. The reported current valuation of €4bn would make it over 5600% growth

 

US Private Equity Group Arctos acquires minority stake in PSG - SBI Barcelona

 

  • As per PSG, investment would ¨help fund growth, infrastructure & international expansion in markets like USA.
  • Arctos Partners has been involved in other sports clubs / franchises throughout USA including in NBA, NHL, MLB teams. They also have a minority stake in Fenway Sports Group, owners of Liverpool FC and recently bought at stake in Aston Martin F1 team.

 

US Private Equity Group Arctos acquires minority stake in PSG - SBI Barcelona

 

The football business management landscape is complex, yet Arctos Partners appears to be ready to leverage its expertise in US sports into the European football ecosystem.

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