Private equity in sport: a growing opportunity 

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Amidst a global decline in M&A activity, one sector continues to thrive - sport, says Mike Preston, partner at Cleary Gottlieb's private equity practice.  As sporting franchises grow into global businesses, private equity investors are increasingly targeting the sector, with sports teams and franchises providing new opportunities to unlock sources of revenue - often using digital media - through broadcasting and marketing rights.  Despite the threat of recession, sporting investment continues to offer lucrative returns as demand for digital access to sports broadcasting and data shows...

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