But who owns the club? How much did they pay for it? How much is Liverpool worth now?
Read on to find out everything you need to know about Selling Status.
Who are the FSG?
Founded in 2001, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), initially known as New England Sports Ventures (NESV), is a sports investment company headquartered in Boston, USA.
The company was founded by American businessman John W. Henry and his friend and fellow businessman Tom Werner.
The following year, Henry and Werner joined investors including The New York Times and Les Otten to buy Major League BaseballBoston Red Sox. Since then, the company has continued to build its portfolio, most recently acquiring Pittsburgh Penguins from National Hockey League.
How much did FSG pay for Liverpool?
It bought Liverpool Football Club in October 2010 for £300 million ($343 million today), and the club was on the cusp of management following the ownership of Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
The company’s name was changed from NESV to FSG the following March.
How much is Liverpool worth now?
No number has been set for the club by Liverpool themselves, but industry experts have had their say.
Konrad Schick, Head of Mathematical Analysis at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, said: Chelsea In the summer of 2022 it reached $4.15 billion (£2.5 billion at the time of sale), and the sale of Liverpool could reach over $5 billion (£4.36 billion), with the club generating more than $160 million (£140 million). sterling). Sponsorship deals for the 2022-23 season alone.”
What is the state of play?
A complete sales presentation has been produced for interested parties.
FSG has looked at opportunities in the past but has decided not to go ahead with any of them. It is unclear whether a deal will eventually be struck this time around, but the FSG is calling for bids.
Financial giants Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were retained to assist in the process.
How did FSG’s ownership of the club end?
The club’s ownership coincided with the club’s most successful era since the 1980swith manager Jurgen Klopp leading them to Premier League And the Champions League Glory. They also won the Club World Cup, FA cupand the Carabao Cup, the European Super Cup and the Community Shield at this time, reaching 11 finals in various competitions.
FSG has also transformed Anfield by developing a new £110m main stand while work continues to expand the Anfield Road Stand. The £80m project will be completed next summer, raising the capacity of the land to 61,000. He also financed the club’s move from Melwood, their training base for more than 70 years, to a new £50m facility in the city’s Kirkby area.
However, the FSG disagreed with its supporters over the European Premier League draft in April last year.
The FSG was one of the driving forces behind this divisive idea and Liverpool fans felt betrayed and hidden. This was the lowest point in FSG ownership.
Who is in the FSG ownership group?
Henry is the main owner of FSG and takes up the same role with Liverpool. Werner is the chairman of the American company and also has the same title at Liverpool. It is the second largest shareholder after Henry.
Mike Gordon is the head of the company and was the third largest shareholder until the investment by RedBird Capital Partners in 2021. Gordon has played a very active role at Liverpool, running the day-to-day operations of the club and has a strong relationship with Klopp.
FSG has 30 partners overall, including wife Henry Linda, Liverpool manager Michael Egan, Vice President David Ginsberg and Philip Morse, as well as Sam Kennedy and Larry Lucchino – respectively the current and former CEO of the Boston Red Sox.
What about Redbird Capital Partners?
Redbird Capital Partners is a private investment firm. It bought 11 per cent of FSG for 655 million pounds ($750 million) last year. The key is that it has invested in the parent company, not Liverpool FC specifically.
When the investment was announced in March 2021, the goal was to reduce the financial burden on the FSG, with funds from RedBird providing more funds for new signings.
The move also saw the international basketball superstar, Liverpool fan LeBron James, and his partners Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter become part of the FSG ownership group.
Who is on the Liverpool board of directors?
There are seven members of the Liverpool Board of Directors.
It includes three investors who own more than 10 percent of the shares of Henry, Werner and Gordon. CEO Billy Hogan, who initially arrived at the club in 2012 as commercial chief executive after already working at FSG, rose to his current position in 2020 following the departure of Peter Moore as a fourth member of the board.
Managing director Andy Hughes, who joined the club as CFO in 2013, is also involved, as is Egan.
The seventh and final director is Sir Kenny Dalglish, who is one of the greatest players in the club’s history and has also managed them in two separate terms from 1985-91 and 2011-12.
What did the FSG say?
Statement from FSG to the athlete It reads: “There have been a number of recent ownership changes and rumors of ownership changes in Premier League clubs and it is inevitable that we are regularly asked about Fenway Sports Group’s ownership in Liverpool.
“FSG has repeatedly received expressions of interest from third parties seeking to become shareholders in Liverpool. The FSG has previously said that under the correct terms and conditions, we will consider new shareholders if it is in the interest of Liverpool as a club.
“FSG remains fully committed to Liverpool’s success, both on and off the pitch.”
FSG and Liverpool schedule
- October 15, 2010 – FSG acquires Liverpool, buying the club from the former ownership of Tom Hicks and George Gillette Jr.
- January 8, 2011 – FSG sacks Roy Hodgson and appoints its first manager at club legend Kenny Dalglish.
- February 26, 2012 – Liverpool win the League Cup final by beating Cardiff City in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw at Wembley.
- May 16, 2012 – Dalglish is sacked after finishing eighth with 52 points.
- June 1, 2012 – FSG appoints its second director, Brendan Rodgers.
- May 11, 2014 – Liverpool finished second in the Premier League, having been five points ahead with three games to go.
- 4 December 2014 – The club’s participation plans to redevelop the main stand at Anfield, increasing capacity to around 54,000.
- February 5, 2015 – The club announces that New Balance will become their new supplier to the group.
- October 4, 2015 – Rodgers is sacked, Liverpool are 10th after eight games.
- October 8, 2015 – FSG appointed their third coach to Jürgen Klopp, who was on vacation after leaving German club Borussia Dortmund at the end of the previous season.
- 6 February 2016 – FSG is forced to reverse a proposed increase in ticket prices and issues a public apology after fans walked out of a home game against Sunderland in protest.
- February 28, 2016 – Liverpool lost the League Cup final on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.
- May 18, 2016 – Liverpool lost the Europa League final 3-1 to Sevilla, Spain.
- September 9, 2016 – Liverpool open a new main stand boosting Anfield’s capacity to 54,000
- June 22, 2017 – Mohamed Salah signed from Roma for 36 million pounds.
- January 1, 2018 – Virgil van Dijk signed by Southampton For £75m, a world record fee for a defender.
- May 26, 2018 – Liverpool lost the Champions League final 3-1 to Real Madrid.
- June 1, 2019 – Liverpool won the Champions League final by beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0.
- September 26, 2019 – The UK Intellectual Property Office has rejected an attempt by the FSG to trademark the word ‘Liverpool’.
- December 21, 2019 – Liverpool won the Club World Cup Final by beating Brazil’s Flamengo 1-0 after extra time.
- January 7, 2020 – Liverpool announce a multi-year Nike deal for the 2020-21 season.
- June 25, 2020 – Liverpool win the Premier League, their first domestic title since 1989-90.
- November 10, 2020 – The club has moved to a new training facility in the city’s Kirkby area, after more than 70 years at former base Melwood.
- April 1, 2021 – Fellow US firm RedBird Capital Partners buys a stake in FSG for £533m.
- April 18, 2021 – Liverpool confirmed they are one of the 12 founding clubs of the new European Super League (ESL).
- April 20, 2021 – Liverpool withdrew from the ESL project after fan protests.
- April 21, 2021 – The club’s principal owner, John W. Henry, officially apologizes for the club’s participation in English as a second language.
- February 27, 2022 – Liverpool win the League Cup final by beating Chelsea on penalties after a goalless draw.
- May 14, 2022 – Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties again at Wembley after another 0-0 draw, this time in the FA Cup Final.
- May 28, 2022 – Liverpool lost the Champions League final 1-0 to Real Madrid.
- October 19, 2022 – Klopp comments on Manchester City’s buying power, saying “they can do whatever they want financially” while talking about the influence of City, Newcastle and PSG in the transfer market.
- October 31, 2022 – Liverpool have announced the start of the next phase in their Anfield Road Stand expansion project, which will bring capacity to 61,000.
- November 7, 2022 – the athlete It reveals that Liverpool is for sale.
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