- 29 May
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Man City owner Sheikh Mansour's Liverpool investment
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has made an investment in one of Liverpool’s partners.
RedBird Capital Partners, the American investment firm that has an 11 per cent stake in Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group has £1.9billion for an investment into sport - with £595million of that coming from Abu Dhabi’s International Media Investments (IMI).
IMI is a private firm controlled by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. RedBird also acquired controlling ownership of Serie A giants AC Milan in September last year as well as t 11 per cent of an FSG stake.
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They also have control in French Ligue 1 club Toulouse, at 85 per cent, as well as a minority stake in the Rajasthan Royals IPL cricket team.
RedBird were earlier this year were even linked with a stake in Liverpool directly. That didn’t come to fruition but they do have a stake in FSG, a deal which was wrapped up in March of 2021.
There have been rumblings that the Reds will invite a minority investment, as per the Liverpool Echo.
John Henry on possible sale
FSG chief and principal Liverpool owner John Henry had told the publication back in March of this year: “While we formalised a process that has identified potential investors for the club, we remain fully committed to the long-term success of the club.
“That has been the case since day one in 2010. Our efforts every day have been and continue to be focused on the long-term health and competitiveness of the club. Investment in the club is never for the short term. In regard to Liverpool Football Club our commitment remains stronger than ever.”
Liverpool will receive a huge cash windfall if they are able to make a place in the Champions League this season - with them one point behind Manchester United but having played a game more than their arch-rivals.