Liverpool FC Announces New Investment from Dynasty Equity
Liverpool Football Club has revealed that it will be receiving a new injection of cash through a minority investment. The current owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), have stated that they remain fully committed to the club and that the funds will be used to pay off debts incurred in recent years, including those caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, the money will be utilized for capital expenditure on expanding Anfield stadium, constructing a new training base at Kirkby, and repurchasing their previous training center, Melwood, which now houses Liverpool Women.
The club’s statement also mentioned that the money would contribute to the acquisitions made during the summer transfer window. Liverpool spent approximately £150 million on players such as Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch. These purchases also contributed to the club’s existing debt, which will now be paid off through the involvement of Dynasty Equity. Essentially, this means that the money coming in has already been spent by the club.
The announcement did not disclose the exact percentage of Dynasty’s stake in the club. It only mentioned that Dynasty would have a “strategic common equity minority investment.” According to reports by The Telegraph, the investment is valued at “up to £164 million.” In 2011, basketball superstar LeBron James obtained a 2% minority stake in Liverpool for £5 million. Since then, the overall value of the club has increased significantly after winning both the Premier League and the Champions League.
Dynasty Equity is a global investment firm specializing in taking minority stakes in various sports clubs and organizations. David Ginsberg, a Senior Advisor at Dynasty, also serves as the vice chairman at FSG and Liverpool FC.
FSG President Mike Gordon expressed the club’s long-term commitment to Liverpool upon announcing the deal. He stated that if the right investment partner came along, they would pursue the opportunity to ensure the club’s financial stability and future growth. Gordon also expressed enthusiasm about the longstanding relationship with Dynasty and their joint efforts to strengthen the club’s financial position.
Dynasty’s CEO, K. Don Cornwell, acknowledged Liverpool’s status as one of the most iconic football clubs globally, with a passionate fanbase and significant global reach. He expressed privilege in supporting the club and working alongside FSG to capitalize on the tremendous growth opportunities ahead.
With this new injection of cash, Liverpool FC aims to further solidify its financial position and continue striving for success on and off the pitch. The investment from Dynasty Equity marks another milestone in the club’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and sustainability.