The UFC has some new owners… well actually a lot of owners!
Talent agency WME/IMG’s completed it’s acquisition of the brand led by new majority owners Silver Lake Partners, KKR, MSD Capital, L.P. and MSD Partners, L.P., who made the $4 Billiob purchase in July.
Included in the deal with a stake in the company are Mark Wahlberg, Patriots QB Tom Brady, Patriots owner Bob Kraft, Panthers QB Cam Newton, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Adam Levine, Anthony Kiedis, Ben Affleck, Calvin Harris, Cam Newton, Conan O’Brien, Flea, Guy Fieri, Jimmy Kimmel, Li Na, LL COOL J, Maria Sharapova, Michael Bay, Rob Dyrdek, Serena Williams, Sylvester Stallone, Trey Parker, Tyler Perry and Venus Williams.
Damn that’s a lot of people.
“Expanding our ownership group to include this caliber of talent and entrepreneurs is a strong indicator of UFC’s fast-growing global presence,” UFC President Dana Whitesaid in a statement. “Our new investors bring an incredible depth of knowledge and experience to help us continue to elevate this brand and capitalize on its entertainment and sports crossover appeal.”