Majority owner of Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), announced that Arctos Partners have acquired a minority stake in the French football club.
The partnership will aim to to drive the “next phase of PSG’s global growth” as a football team and brand, whilst Arctos will also scale PSG’s operations and support the club’s strategic real estate initiatives, which includes developments to the Parc des Princes stadium and training centre in Poissy, Paris.
The new minority owners will also provide services, expertise and insights aimed at helping the club achieve its ambitions such as sustaining growth and continuing the club’s data driven analytics push.
Other objectives include continuing the club’s international expansion in new markets, including North America and collaborating with sports investment opportunities across the globe.
Doc O’Connor, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arctos Partners, said: “QSI has transformed Paris Saint-Germain into one of the most renowned and successful football clubs in the world, building both a global brand and one of the most engaged fan communities in the world.
“Today, PSG is an iconic sports institution with a proud history and a regular contender for leading honours in domestic and European competitions. The first time we visited the Club, we felt the magic of PSG and its deep connection to the city of Paris. Our investment in the Club fully aligns with our strategy of partnering with best-in-class teams across North America and Europe.
“We are excited to be joining the PSG family and look forward to working together with President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi to maximise the Club’s potential, providing strategic expertise and investment to drive the next phase of development, growth and success of this great institution.”
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman of Qatar Sports Investments, added: “We are delighted to welcome Arctos into the Paris Saint-Germain family as a strategic partner and investor. As a Club and institution, we are entering the next exciting phase of PSG’s growth and development, both on and off the pitch – which is based on long-term ambitions and attaining excellence in everything we do.
“Arctos is a fantastic partner to help us achieve our goals, bringing strategic expertise, ideas and innovation to our business, while providing investment and new relationships to support our footballing and sporting goals.”