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Wasserman Media Secures $100M Investment From Madrone Capital Partners

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 16 / 14

Wasserman Media Group has received a $100M "investment from Silicon Valley-based Madrone Capital Partners," an investment group funded by the Wal-Mart-founding Walton family, according to Tripp Mickle of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The investment is "the second that Wasserman Media Group has taken since...

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