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Glazer Family To Raise More Than $150M By Selling 8 Million Manchester United Shares

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 14

The Glazer family is selling about 5% of its holding in ManU, "taking advantage of the club’s rising share price" on the back of its £750M ($1.2B) kit supply deal with adidas, according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. ManU "will begin a roadshow next week" offering 8 million Class...

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