Sixth Street joins Bundesliga rights chase ahead of key meeting - FT

By Geoffrey Smith -- Sixth Street (NYSE:TSLX) is set to join a handful of private equity funds bidding for rights to broadcast German soccer, the Financial Times reported on Monday, only days before a key meeting between the German Football League and potential bidders. 

The Bundesliga has been in stop-start talks with private equity groups for more than three months over setting up a vehicle that would control global commercial and broadcast rights. The idea is to sell a minority stake to financial investors with a view to raising money for its clubs, who have struggled to stay internationally competitive in recent years.

In part, that has been due to the lack of competition in the Bundesliga itself, a competition that Bayern Munich has won for 10 years in a row, although this season is shaping up to be a closer affair than most in the recent past. 

The talks are set to resume on Wednesday. An initial long list of eight potential bidders has narrowed to five, while Sixth Street's entry would take the number up to six, the FT said. 

 According to the FT, the Bundesliga is looking for a valuation of €18 billion (€1=$1.0778), aiming to raise around €4.5B with the sale of a 25% stake in the new venture. Neither the Bundesliga nor Sixth Street confirmed the report. 

The prospect of fund-raising talks being revived gave a modest boost at the opening to the stock of Borussia Dortmund (ETR:BVB), the Bundesliga's only listed club. By 03:35 ET (08:35 GMT), Borussia Dortmund stock was up 1.9%, testing a six-month high.

Begin trading today! Create an account by completing our form

Privacy Notice

At One Financial Markets we are committed to safeguarding your privacy.

Please see our Privacy Policy for details about what information is collected from you and why it is collected. We do not sell your information or use it other than as described in the Policy.

Please note that it is in our legitimate business interest to send you certain marketing emails from time to time. However, if you would prefer not to receive these you can opt-out by ticking the box below.

Alternatively, you can use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the Demo account confirmation email or any subsequent emails we send.

By completing the form and downloading the platform you agree with the use of your personal information as detailed in the Policy.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 82.7% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Back to top

Office network
  • London Office
    One Financial Markets 

    1 Finsbury Market
    EC2A 2BN
    United Kingdom

    T:  + 44 ( 0 ) 203 857 2000
  • Dubai Office
    One Financial Markets 
    OT19-39 Central Park Tower
    Dubai International Finance Centre
    United Arab Emirates
    T: + 971 44 22 888

One Financial Markets is the trading name of Axi Financial Services (UK) Ltd, a company registered in England with company number 6050593. Axi Financial Services (UK) Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (under firm reference number 466201) and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority in South Africa (with FSP number 45784).

The information on this site is not directed at residents of the United States, Belgium, Poland or any particular country outside the UK and is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. is owned and operated by Axi Financial Services (UK) Ltd.

Award winning broker
We have been presented with a number of awards that recognise the quality of our service and dedication to our clients :

Best FSA Regulated Broker
Saudi Money Expo

Best Education Product
Saudi Money Expo

Best Broker - Online Trading
IAIR Awards

Best Institutional Broker
Saudi Money Expo

Best FX Services Broker
CN Forex

Top International
FX Broker 2015

Saudi Money Expo

Broker of the Year
Online Trading – Middle East

IAIR Awards

Best Forex
Customer Service 2018

JFEX Awards

We accept the following payment methods: