Oakwell Capital advises CVC Capital Partners

CVC Fund VII enters binding agreement for minority shareholding in Premier Rugby Limited

CVC Capital Partners Fund VII has signed a binding agreement to invest in a minority shareholding in Premier Rugby Limited, the commercial manager of Premiership Rugby, which is the top league in the English Rugby Union system.

This investment is expected to complete in Q1/2019 and follows on from other investments in the sports & entertainment sector which CVC has led, including Moto GP, Formula One, Stage Entertainment, and Merlin Entertainment.

Oakwell Capital is an advisor on rugby to CVC Capital Partners, and advised the Fund across the whole of the transaction from acquisition strategy and screening to due diligence – pre and post approach.

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