Fenway Sports activities Group is within the early phases of exploring a sale for Liverpool FC, folks acquainted with the matter mentioned, making the English Premier League aspect the most recent status sports activities asset to come back in the marketplace.
Boston-based FSG is being suggested by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley after it was approached by not less than one potential purchaser, in accordance with two of the folks.
In a press release, FSG mentioned it steadily acquired curiosity “from third events searching for to change into shareholders in Liverpool. FSG has mentioned earlier than that below the appropriate phrases and situations we’d contemplate new shareholders if it was in the very best pursuits of Liverpool as a membership.”
Information of the potential sale was earlier reported by The Athletic.
FSG’s choice to discover a Liverpool sale comes months after Chelsea FC was bought by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich to a consortium led by US financier Todd Boehly for £2.5bn.
Throughout the sale course of Chelsea acquired greater than 200 bids, highlighting the sturdy urge for food for Premier League groups. Along with Boehly, Chelsea acquired severe bids from personal fairness tycoon Josh Harris and one other from British industrialist Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Since FSG acquired the membership in 2010, Liverpool have received each a Champions League and Premier League trophy and is valued by Forbes at $4.45bn. FSG is the father or mother firm for Liverpool, baseball’s Boston Pink Sox and hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins, one of many extra prolific dealmaking sports activities empires within the US. It’s managed by John Henry, a self-made billionaire in commodities buying and selling, who has been a reticent public determine.