City buy minority stake in YF Marinos

By Ric Turner, Tue 20 May 2014 09:40


City buy minority stake in YF MarinosDeal represents the first significant foreign investment in a J-League side

Nissan have announced a partnership with City Football Group which will see the global football network become a minority shareholder of J-League side the Yokohama F Marinos (YF Marinos).

“We're thrilled to be able to play a role in investing and building on the ongoing success of YF Marinos," said Ferran Soriano, CEO, City Football Group.

“We are proud to offer a collaborative and integrated approach to the football, marketing, media and commercial development of all the clubs in the City family. At the same time, we are proud that each of our clubs is firmly rooted and invested in its local community as well as connected and engaged with its supporter base. We are very much looking forward to starting our collaboration."

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