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Moto GP: Owner of F1, the American group Liberty Media buys MotoGP (official)

Liberty Media will acquire, in cash and shares, 86% of Dorna Sports, with the company's managers retaining control of the remaining shares, for an amount that values ​​this Madrid-based company at 4.

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Moto GP: Owner of F1, the American group Liberty Media buys MotoGP (official)

Liberty Media will acquire, in cash and shares, 86% of Dorna Sports, with the company's managers retaining control of the remaining shares, for an amount that values ​​this Madrid-based company at 4.2 billion euros, debt understood.

“We are very pleased to expand our portfolio in the sports and entertainment sector with the acquisition of the MotoGP championship,” commented Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, quoted in a press release. “This is a growing business, and we want to make it grow further for MotoGP fans, the teams, its commercial partners and our shareholders.”

Dorna Sports, whose CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta will remain in office according to Liberty Media, was previously controlled by the Bridgepoint fund and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Fund.

“This is the ideal step in the evolution of MotoGP, and we are excited about what this new milestone will bring to Dorna, the MotoGP paddock and motorsport fans,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, quoted in the same press release.

The operation, which Liberty Media says it hopes to complete by the end of 2024, remains subject to the approval of regulatory authorities in several jurisdictions, recalls the American group.

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