Bridgepoint today announced the sale of its investment in Dorna Sports S.L. to Liberty Media in a transaction which values the company at €4.2 billion.

Dorna is the international sports management, media and marketing company which holds the global rights to organise the MotoGP and WSBK Championships, which together represent the two pre-eminent motorcycle racing series in the world. Bridgepoint has been an investor in the business since 2006.

The transaction represents a full realisation of Bridgepoint’s existing stake along with that of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (‘CPP Investments’) and management, to Liberty Media, which holds the exclusive commercial rights for the FIA Formula One World Championship.

William Jackson, chairman of Bridgepoint Group plc and of Dorna Sports S.L. said: “We’re proud to have partnered with Dorna and its management team for the past 18 years during which time Moto GP has become one of the true global sports brands and enjoys huge success. The partnership has seen MotoGP grow its fan base across five continents and become the world’s most exciting sport.”

The transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to complete later in 2024.

Advisers for Bridgepoint included: Financial – Moelis (company, Bridgepoint, CPP); Morgan Stanley (CPP); Legal – Latham & Watkins; Garrigues (management); Uria (company); Accounting – Deloitte; Tax – EY.

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