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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 15

MP & Silva announced that co-Founder ANDREA RADRIZZANI has sold part of his shares to co-Founder RICCARDO SILVA . They founded the company in '04. Silva is currently president and majority shareholder, while Radrizzani will remain a shareholder through his holding of investments, without bein...

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