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U.S. Banks Carving Out Niche By Financing Top European Clubs' Stadiums

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

U.S. banks that have carved out a "lucrative niche financing the construction and renovation of sports stadia are making a push into Europe," according to Davies & Slater of REUTERS. Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch "dominate the sector," using stock and bond issues, the sale...

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Tags: International Football, Europe

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Tags: Facilities, Europe

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Tags: Media, Europe

Super Bowl Ratings Lower Than '16

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