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Macquarie Capital Joins Australian Football League For Broadcast Negotiations

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 29 / 15

The Australian Football League has "drafted in Macquarie Capital" ahead of its potential A$1.8B ($1.4B) broadcast rights negotiations, according to Thompson, Macdonald & Mitchell of the AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW. Macquarie will "work with the AFL as it prepares to kick off talks in coming...

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