CVC’s Six Nations investment could be delayed

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The proposed £300m deal by CVC to invest in the Guinness Six Nations could be put on a halt following the Coronavirus outbreak. Reports in the Financial Times have suggested that the deal, that is part of the investment company’s run to be one of the biggest commercial players in world sport. £300m deal could […] READ MORE


Gloucester Rugby earn £5.3m profit in latest accounts

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The latest Gloucester Rugby accounts have revealed that the club have made a £5.3m profit following the £12.8m investment from CVC.  Gloucester turn a profit… Gloucester typically lose money in recent times. This financial year is different! Turnover rose from £15.76m to £16.8m, resulting in a £5.3m profit before tax (Year Ending 2018:£2.2m loss). This […] READ MORE



Premiership Rugby ring-fencing: how likely is it to happen?

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The end of the season is looming and the relegation battle hotting-up. A number of sides, including giants Leicester Tigers, are still in danger of the drop. This inevitably means the debate over Premiership Rugby ring-fencing has reared its head again. As always this debate has staunch supporters and opponents. Here at Last Word On […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby Takeover Bid: The Lowdown

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Yesterday, The Times(£) revealed that private equity firm CVC is looking to buy a 51% stake in Premiership Rugby, which they value at £550m. The 13 shareholders (the 12 current clubs and London Irish) will consider the Premiership Rugby takeover bid this week and vote on Tuesday. But who are CVC, what might they change, and […] READ MORE