The case was validated today during a vote by CA Brive shareholders. The club saw a capital increase thanks to the arrival of a new investor, Ian Osborne, who became the club’s largest shareholder along with Vivendi.
Briton Ian Osborne is a businessman known for founding and being CEO of Hedosophia Investment Fundthat supports companies around the world in the Internet and new technologies sector. At the age of 38, the entrepreneur turned to CA Brive thanks to the advice of Yannick Bolloré, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi, the first sponsor of CA Brive, who introduced him in July 2021 in the Correz lands.
Play the lead roles in the tournament within five years
After reflection, the decision was made to enter the club’s capital. “Ian’s decision to invest was made after a lengthy review of our structures, finances, sponsors, fantastic supporters and the huge potential of rugby.” Simon Gilham, president of CA Brive, commented in a press release.
The comment attests to the hope of this new capital contribution, even if the club refuses to reveal the amount of shares Ian Osborne has bought or the money invested in the club. Ambition is displayed, as according to this same press release, “This new capital contribution will allow CA Brive to accelerate its development into one of France’s top clubs in the next five years.”
“Proactive Long-Term” Contributor
This ambition is supported by Ian Osborne’s statement in the club statement. promises to be _“_long-term proactive contributorDesire to invest “In the club’s infrastructure, including the fantastic training that will help highlight the upcoming Brave icons.”
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