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Gao Receives China-Backed Bank Funding For Southampton Takeover

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

Premier League side Southampton's new owner funded his £200M ($257.5M) takeover of the club "with a loan from a Chinese government-backed bank in Hong Kong," people familiar with the matter said, according to BLOOMBERG. A Chinese investor g...

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