NFL's billionaire owners want to let private equity buy stakes in teams

By Giles Turner

27 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Bloomberg reports on a campaign by some NFL owners to allow private equity firms to buy stakes in clubs for the first time. This could generate even more competition at a time of soaring team values.

A group of National Football League owners is pushing to allow private equity firms and institutional investors to buy stakes in clubs, a move that could create more bidders at a time of already skyrocketing values for professional teams.

The owners are planning to lobby for potential changes at the NFL's annual meeting underway in Phoenix, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation.

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