GACP Sports LLC, a division of U.S. private equity firm General American Capital Partners LLC (GACP), is pleased to announce that is has made a strategic investment in Soccerex. GACP Sports LLC makes control and influential minority investments in outstanding sports-related businesses that have strong brand equity.
London-based Soccerex is the premier organizer of soccer industry conventions, forums, and other events worldwide. Since 1995, Soccerex has attracted over 65,000 delegates from 120 countries to its platforms. The organization has unrivalled links to the decision makers around the world, including key representatives of FIFA, MLS, Concacaf, AFC, and La Liga, in addition to top businesses that keep the globe’s favorite game of soccer advancing. In the past three years alone, Soccerex has served as the catalyst for over $1.3 billion worth of business.
Through this investment, GACP Sports LLC will focus on expanding Soccerex’s presence in the U.S. Soccerex is a cornerstone to GACP Sports LLC’s strategy of developing a soccer platform/ecosystem, comprised of soccer-related businesses around the world.
“Soccerex has an exceptional reputation in the world of soccer, which is a tribute to the company’s founders, Duncan and Rita Revie,” said Joseph DaGrosa, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of General American Capital Partners LLC. “We are very pleased to be working with the great team at Soccerex, and look forward to expanding its global footprint, particularly in the United States.”
“It has been a huge pleasure to work with GACP on this investment. Joe, David and the rest of their team have been wonderful,” added Rita Revie, co-founder and COO of Soccerex. “Their professionalism and experience in the various industries in which they have invested, to date, will stand them in good stead to achieve their goals in soccer. I know that my late husband, Duncan, would have been exceptionally proud of our relationship with GACP. I have every confidence that going forward, we will make great partners, working together to help Soccerex reach even more of the game’s stakeholders.”