14 Jan 2021

US company in talks to invest in NZ Rugby

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 14 January 2021

Americans have a history of snapping up some of the most sought after slices of New Zealand paradise and now it seems they want a piece of the All Blacks too.

Overseas media is reporting US-based private equity firm Silver Lake is set to acquire a 15 per cent stake in New Zealand Rugby's commercial rights arm.

NZR and Silver Lake have been tight lipped on what a potential deal might involve.

So, in the meantime, RNZ's Nick Truebridge asked some of the country's top rugby minds whether they think the deal seems match fit.