Tag Archives: Len Blavatnik

DAZN nears entire data offload to Vista Equity

As anticipated by media observers, DAZN (formerly Perform Group) is reported to be close to selling its entire data and content division to San Francisco based private equity fund Vista Equity Partners. The move sees DAZN divest its entire sports data collection and media rights inventory, which includes the assets of OPTA, Omnisport Video, SportsCloud, Watch & Bet, and RunningBall …

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High Stakes as DAZN launches US property targeting OTT top spot

The eyes of tech and sports business will be firmly focused on today’s official launch of DAZN US property, Perform Group’s OTT service which aims to become ‘the Netflix of sports’. Backed by US private equity mogul Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, DAZN seeks to revolutionise sports viewership, distribution and engagement across all continents. This summer, Perform Group stated its intent …

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Global agenda sees Perform Group appoint John Skipper as new Chairman

Sports data, content and media services provider Perform Group has today announced the appointment of John Skipper as new Group Executive Chairman. Skipper the former President of US sports broadcaster ESPN, will lead Perform Group’s governance initiatives, reporting directly to private equity owner Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries. Confirming its new chairmanship, Perform stated that Skipper’s appointment reflected the firm’s corporate …

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Perform’s DAZN sport network launches in Japan

Continuing the expansion of its new DAZN Network, Perform Group has today announced the launch of the live sport streaming service for the Japanese market. Perform governance had secured J-League football streaming rights this July, as the DAZN network enters the Japanese market offering a comprehensive HD sports package for ¥1,750 (£13.50). DAZN Japan will further include content for European …

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Blavatnik’s Access Industries wants Perform to be the ‘Netflix of Sports’

Len Blavatnik’s firm Access Industries, which has investments in the media & technology sectors, is reported to have rejected a number of co-funding approaches from US tech giants in Perform Group (Perform). This weekend The Daily Telegraph reported that Blavatnik had turned down equity funding partnerships from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and YouTube, as Access Industries aims to turn …

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Perform Group to de-list as Access Industries takes over

Perform Group is to be de-listed from the London Stock Exchange following reports that private investment group Access Industries is set to acquire the media rights and data operator. In September Access Industries lead by US billionaire Len Blavatnik had begun its pursuit of Perform Group, offering a + £700 million cash offer to company shareholders. Perform Group governance appealed …

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Access Industries makes cash offer for Perform Group

Investment conglomerate Access Industries, publically announced its intention to buy outright sports media rights and data insights company Perform Group PLC.  Access Industries currently owns 42.5% of Perform Group, the conglomerate announced that it had made a “final cash offer” of 260p per share. The potential acquisition sees Perform Group valued at £702 million, Access Industries offer represents a shareholder …

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