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Staveley's Group Reportedly Among Four Bidders For Newcastle United

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 19 / 17

Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners is interested in bidding around $400M for Premier League side Newcastle United after Owner Mike Ashley put the club up for sale on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said, according to Ben Martin of R...

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Davies Warned To Expect 'Rough Ride'

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Rangers Set To Appoint Football Director

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Portsmouth CEO Warns Fans

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Man City Eyeing Uruguay's El Torque

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Chinese Bid For AC Milan Faltering

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EST Urging Everton To End StubHub Deal

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Franchise Notes

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