A group of investors that includes the American sportswear manufacturer Nike and the video game editor Epic Games took a “significant” minority stake in the capital of the firm founded by the basketball player LeBron James, which values the company at about 725 million dollars.
The group also includes the investment capital company RedBird Capital Partners y Fenway Sports Group, which controls the English football club Liverpool FC as well as the Boston Red Sox baseball.
Four times NBA champion in 18 seasons, the player is, at 36 years old, one of the best in the American professional league
Asked by AFP about the volume of the stake, SpringHill Company, James’ company, did not respond.
James and the CEO of the firm, Maverick Carter, will retain control of the company, according to a statement.
Created in 2007, SpringHill is LeBron James’ vehicle for his media, television and film activities.
SpringHill hopes to take advantage of the influx of new investors to develop itself, particularly outside the United States.
Four-time NBA champion in 18 seasons, the player is, at 36, one of the best in the American professional league.