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CVC confirms $1.6bn F1 deal

2012-05-23 07:57

LONDON, England - Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has confirmed that $1.6-billion in cash has been paid for a 21% stake in the Formula 1 motor racing business.

The purchase was made by Waddell & Reed, Norges Bank and BlackRock.

"We look forward to working with our new partners over the coming years," said Donald Mackenzie, a managing partner at CVC, calling the investment great news for F1.

CVC, which had owned 63.4% of the business, said it would continue to be F1's largest and controlling shareholder. F1 is exploring a flotation on the stock market in Singapore in June, 2012.

Reuters

Comments
  • Fredster - 2012-05-23 08:17

    ...and they still charge abd arm and a leg to watch a race...

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