Ligue 1 clubs set to receive €1.5 billion investment

Ligue 1 clubs set to receive €1.5 billion investment

As reported by L’Équipe Ligue 1 clubs are set to receive an investment valued at around €1 billion, after the league governing body (the LFP) concluded a deal with CVC Capital Partners which mean that the sum can be shared between clubs from 26th July. The American investment fund will take 13.04% of French professional football’s future subsidiaries in return for a full financial package shared between Ligue 1, Ligue 2, and the French Football Federation. 

Whilst Ligue 1 will receive €1bn, Ligue 2 will receive €84m. Among Ligue 1 clubs, Paris Saint-Germain will receive €200m, with OM and OL receiving €90m each. Nice, Lille, Rennes, and Monaco will receive €80m – with other clubs receiving €33m each, and the relegated sides €16.5m. 

From June 2023, a second investment will be initiated, which will be valued slightly lower, and then a third higher figure in 2024. For example, PSG will receive €50m in June 2023, and then a further €133.5M in June 2024. 

However, to benefit from the second and third investments, clubs have to prove their financial stability and that the league’s investments are being put to good use. To regulate this a commission will be set up by the LFP to deal with club’s applications for the second and third instalments which will involve having a spending plan that falls in line with the league’s and the investor’s objectives. 

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