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Guinness signs deal with Champions Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 17 / 14

Guinness has signed a five-year deal to be the presenting and lead sponsor in North America of the International Champions Cup, a deal valued at more than eight figures over its term, according to sources familiar with the agreement. ...

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