Titleist Owner Acushnet Files For IPO Sources: DraftKings, FanDuel In Talks For Merger WME-IMG Expanding Its Chinese Business WinView Brings In $3.4M In Funding Round Under Armour To Lose $120M In Sales Acushnet Reportedly Prepping For IPO MP & Silva Sells Controlling Stake Judge OKs Sports Authority Sales Plan StubHub Parent Company Buys Ticketbis Dick's To Bid For Closing Sports Authorities
Published February 27, 1998
FORBES' Peter Spiegel examines consolidation in the sports marketing business and writes that "small two- or three-lawyer shops" are an "endangered species." Spiegel: "Pushing the consolidations is the increasing role of corporate sponsorship. ... The big sports agencies offer their services to corporate clients looking to get themselves noticed by sports fans" (FORBES, 3/9 issue). NOTES: NSSN's Steve Mayer goes inside CART's planned IPO and reports "top" execs have been "granted substantial stock options." Among them: CART CEO Andrew Craig (600,000 shares), CFO Randy Dzierzawksi (300,000 shares), VP/ Logistics Dennis Swan (20,000) and VP/Competition Kirk Russell (40,000). At an offering of $15 a share, Craig has the option to purchase $9M of CART shares (NSSN, 2/25). ...TCI's TCI Gameco Holdings unit sold its 4.3 million-share stake in Acclaim Entertainment (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2/27).