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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #200 on: October 10, 2020, 08:19:01 am »
FSG in talks to sell a stake to Red Ball holdings (this would get confusing)


https://www.wsj.com/articles/red-sox-owner-in-talks-for-deal-with-redball-acquisition-11602286661?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/Ift8YspOy

I'm sure some posters will be here to discuss the money side soon, but more interesting to me was this bit

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As a public company, Fenway could look to buy up more clubs in Europe, where a number have been on the block, according to a person familiar with the matter. 


Oh this was talked about 2 pages ago so not that new then  ;D
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #201 on: October 10, 2020, 08:22:03 am »
FSG in talks to sell a stake to Red Ball holdings (this would get confusing)


https://www.wsj.com/articles/red-sox-owner-in-talks-for-deal-with-redball-acquisition-11602286661?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/Ift8YspOy

I'm sure some posters will be here to discuss the money side soon, but more interesting to me was this bit


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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #202 on: October 10, 2020, 10:24:58 am »
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Boston Red Sox owner John Henry is in talks to join with an investment vehicle for an $8 billion deal that would take his famed sports holdings public, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal being discussed would merge Fenway Sports Group LLC, which also owns English soccer team Liverpool Football Club, with RedBall Acquisition Corp. RBAC 0.20% , the people said. RedBall is a so-called special purpose acquisition company launched by private-equity firm RedBird Capital Partners and Oakland Athletics executive Billy Beane.

RedBall, which raised $575 million in August to buy businesses in sports and sports-related media and data analytics, plans to raise an additional $1 billion to purchase a stake that will total less than 25% in Fenway Sports Group and value it at $8 billion including debt, some of the people said.

The talks are in the early innings and could still fall apart. Fenway’s investors had a meeting recently to discuss the potential transaction, one of the people said.

Also known as blank-check companies, SPACs effectively turn the traditional model for initial public offerings on its head by raising money before they develop a business. They use the proceeds to make an acquisition—usually within a couple of years—that converts the target into a public company.

There has been an unexpected boom this year in blank-check deal making, which has gone in and out of favor over the years, as an increasingly large stable of startups and other private companies seek a more expeditious route to the public markets and sponsors hunt for opportunities in the economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #203 on: December 25, 2020, 06:09:41 am »
https://theathletic.com/2276338/2020/12/25/liverpool-managers-klinsmann-curbishley-ancelotti-mourinho/

Curbishley, Strachan, Klinsmann, and Pellegrini, Deschamps after Rafa left(the last two would've been better than Hodgson obviously) were all considered for manager.

Purslow wanted to bring in Mark Hughes as assistant manager to Rafa :lmao

Also this line stood out to me at least ("them" being Stevie and Carra):

“How would you feel about a continental manager?” Parry asked them. “The chairman is concerned you might not want another foreigner.”




I didn't know which thread to put this in, but this just makes you appreciate the people in charge now even more.

Not that they weren't without their own initial mistakes of course but at least they seem to be learning

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #204 on: February 27, 2021, 05:32:16 am »


FSG’s interest in a strategic partner pre-date the pandemic but reports in the United States last night suggested it had agreed to sell ten percent of the company to RedBird and raise as much as $750 million. When RedBird were asked about this development by The Athletic, they refused to comment.

https://theathletic.com/2410967/2021/02/27/can-fsgs-business-model-deliver-the-dynasty-liverpool-fans-demand/
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #205 on: February 27, 2021, 07:46:45 am »
FSG’s interest in a strategic partner pre-date the pandemic but reports in the United States last night suggested it had agreed to sell ten percent of the company to RedBird and raise as much as $750 million. When RedBird were asked about this development by The Athletic, they refused to comment.

https://theathletic.com/2410967/2021/02/27/can-fsgs-business-model-deliver-the-dynasty-liverpool-fans-demand/

Major League Baseball is a closed shop RedBird or FSG would not be able to comment until they had the approval of the other owners. The other owners get to vote on who owns each franchise. For instance when NESV bought the Red Sox in 2002 it was with the 2nd highest bid but as Henry was already the owner of a franchise NESV's bid was voted through.
One thing does need to be said: in the post-Benitez era, there was media-led clamour (but also some politicking going on at the club) to make the club more English; the idea being that the club had lost the very essence of what it means to be ‘Liverpool’. Guillem Ballague 18/11/10

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #206 on: November 17, 2021, 11:46:49 am »
Didn't know where to put this but it looks like FSG are in talks to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/32646194/fenway-sports-group-advanced-talks-purchase-pittsburgh-penguins-source-says


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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #207 on: November 17, 2021, 12:14:17 pm »
Didn't know where to put this but it looks like FSG are in talks to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/32646194/fenway-sports-group-advanced-talks-purchase-pittsburgh-penguins-source-says



Thats the Mbappe money gone then.

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #208 on: November 17, 2021, 12:27:42 pm »
They any midfielders we can use?

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #209 on: November 17, 2021, 02:06:27 pm »
Didn't know where to put this but it looks like FSG are in talks to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/32646194/fenway-sports-group-advanced-talks-purchase-pittsburgh-penguins-source-says

There was speculation earlier that they're looking to buy a NBA franchise as well.

Could be prudent compared to trying to compete financially with oil rich states now looking to sportswash their image and putting trust in a weak organisation who can't or won't even enforce their own rules.

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #210 on: November 17, 2021, 02:13:13 pm »
They any midfielders we can use?

No, but Mario Lemieux used to play for them - number two after Gretzky in my mind - so had I been a billionaire I'd buy them just for that..
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #211 on: November 17, 2021, 02:18:57 pm »
No, but Mario Lemieux used to play for them - number two after Gretzky in my mind - so had I been a billionaire I'd buy them just for that..

And is one of the current owners (in fact he bought then when he was still a player  8) ) and will retain a role within the club after FSG buy them.

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #212 on: November 17, 2021, 02:38:43 pm »
There was speculation earlier that they're looking to buy a NBA franchise as well.

Could be prudent compared to trying to compete financially with oil rich states now looking to sportswash their image and putting trust in a weak organisation who can't or won't even enforce their own rules.

There's no indication that the potential purchase of the Penguins has anything to do with their ownership of LFC.  They made it clear back when Redbird took a stake in FSG that they were looking to expand their portfolio and add more sports franchises to it along with potentially more football clubs.  The Penguins purchase simply seems to be the first other sports team they are buying.   

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #213 on: November 17, 2021, 02:50:54 pm »
Didn't know where to put this but it looks like FSG are in talks to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/32646194/fenway-sports-group-advanced-talks-purchase-pittsburgh-penguins-source-says
I'll make an early prediction that someone on here will link this to our current our lack of midfield options, or Gini being allowed to leave, or us not replacing Lovren in 2019.
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #214 on: November 17, 2021, 03:06:22 pm »
I'll make an early prediction that someone on here will link this to our current our lack of midfield options, or Gini being allowed to leave, or us not replacing Lovren in 2019.

Yep. Every dropped point will now be met with "SHAME WE CANT PLAY THAT ICE HOCKEY TEAM UP FRONT"

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #215 on: November 17, 2021, 03:16:45 pm »
WHERE'S THE PENGUIN MONEY JOHN?

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #216 on: November 17, 2021, 03:21:58 pm »
WHERE'S THE PENGUIN MONEY JOHN?


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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #217 on: November 17, 2021, 06:11:05 pm »
I'll make an early prediction that someone on here will link this to our current our lack of midfield options, or Gini being allowed to leave, or us not replacing Lovren in 2019.
It's obvious, Edwards is going to go and head up the Penguins. Will probably take all the staff with him as FSGs focus will turn on getting the penguins home. Doubt we'll sign another player till they win the NHL.
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #218 on: November 17, 2021, 07:41:59 pm »
If they were going to pick a team that needs revitalising after a long barren period, they should consider the Toronto Maple Leafs. That would be a real challenge.

Pittsburgh won the cup in 2017.

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #219 on: November 17, 2021, 08:18:48 pm »
If they were going to pick a team that needs revitalising after a long barren period, they should consider the Toronto Maple Leafs. That would be a real challenge.

Pittsburgh won the cup in 2017.

the most valuable ‘franchise’ (awful term, sorry!) in hockey?

I don’t think that would be viable for FSG even if they where for sale!

 
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #220 on: November 17, 2021, 08:19:59 pm »
I'll make an early prediction that someone on here will link this to our current our lack of midfield options, or Gini being allowed to leave, or us not replacing Lovren in 2019.

My prediction would be that the first person to bring it up would be someone who joined the forum at exactly the time NESV were in the process of buying the club. Someone who is like clockwork and looks to head of any criticism of his beloved FSG.  ;)
One thing does need to be said: in the post-Benitez era, there was media-led clamour (but also some politicking going on at the club) to make the club more English; the idea being that the club had lost the very essence of what it means to be ‘Liverpool’. Guillem Ballague 18/11/10

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #221 on: November 17, 2021, 10:18:02 pm »
the most valuable ‘franchise’ (awful term, sorry!) in hockey?

I don’t think that would be viable for FSG even if they where for sale!

I was having a gentle poke at the Leafs rather than making a serious suggestion.

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #222 on: November 29, 2021, 03:27:54 pm »
Fenway Sports Group, owner of Red Sox and Liverpool, agrees to buy Penguins

The sale is believed to be for around $900 million, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reports.

https://theathletic.com/news/fenway-sports-group-owner-of-red-sox-and-liverpool-agrees-to-buy-penguins/ASVXEi41RYtF/
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #223 on: November 29, 2021, 03:37:48 pm »
Fenway Sports Group, owner of Red Sox and Liverpool, agrees to buy Penguins

The sale is believed to be for around $900 million, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reports.

https://theathletic.com/news/fenway-sports-group-owner-of-red-sox-and-liverpool-agrees-to-buy-penguins/ASVXEi41RYtF/

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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #224 on: November 29, 2021, 03:54:33 pm »
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« Reply #225 on: November 29, 2021, 03:59:40 pm »
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #226 on: November 29, 2021, 04:05:27 pm »
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #227 on: November 29, 2021, 04:13:31 pm »
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #228 on: November 29, 2021, 04:45:42 pm »
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« Reply #229 on: November 29, 2021, 07:50:16 pm »
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Re: Liverpool FC - stuff about the less well known men in the suits
« Reply #230 on: November 29, 2021, 07:51:42 pm »
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