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LeBron James' Equity Set To Increase In A Lifetime Deal As A Partner In Fenway Sports Group

LeBron James’ move to join the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) may be set to pay off in the long term.

Mar 10, 2023

Stackwell Capital Closes $3.5M Seed Funding Round To Support Launch Of Robo-Investing App This Fall

Stackwell Capital is working steadfastly to ensure Black Millennials and Generation Z Americans have the tools to create generational wealth. As AfroTech previously told you, the novel application founded by Trevor Rozier-Byrd, will introduce users to educational resources and automated model portfolios. The platform is engineered to empower the community and eradicate misconceptions or fears surrounding wealth building. Rozier-Byrd last told AfroTech that Stackwell Capital was working to adopt new measures that would incorporate financial literacy into Black communities. Stackwell Capital has stayed true to its word. The company has closed a $3.5 million funding round led by Michael Gordon, President of Fenway Sports Group; Jeremy Sclar, CEO and Chairman of WS Development; and The Kraft Group. CMFG Ventures Discovery Fund, Shea Ventures, SSC Venture Partners, Shorehaven Wealth Partners, and Theo Epstein, a consultant to Major League Baseball, also participated in the round, among...

Aug 3, 2022

NBA Star LeBron James Once Said His 'Goal Is To Own An NBA Franchise' — So, Will He Set Up A Team In Vegas?

At the age of 37, LeBron James is still dominating the NBA, but what will be the next chapter for the legend? Maybe actually owning an NBA team. Back in March 2021, James revealed he had his sights set on becoming an official NBA team owner. “My goal is to own an NBA franchise,” LeBron said, according to Yahoo! Sports . “And it’ll be sooner than later.” According to American sports analyst and podcaster Bill Simmons, LeBron James’ dream may become a reality in Las Vegas, Nevada. While there isn’t any certainty to James’ involvement, there are reports stating that the NBA could expand to Vegas and Seattle at an undisclosed date and the Fenway Sports Group may have their eyes on the Vegas team. “I have some intel,” Simmons said, according to Yahoo! Sports. “I think the league is going to expand to Vegas and to Seattle. And I think the leading contender to get that Vegas team is going to be the Fenway Sports Group. They have Liverpool, they bought the [Pittsburgh] Penguins. They’ve...

Mar 7, 2022

Red Sox Foundation Appoints Maverick Carter, LeBron James' Business Partner, To Its Board Of Directors

Maverick Carter has a new mission on his hands with the Red Sox Foundation. In 2021, Carter became a part-owner of the baseball team alongside his business partner LeBron James. Fast forward to less than a year later, and Carter has been appointed to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, according to a press release.

Jan 19, 2022

LeBron James Becomes Part-Owner Of NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins In $900M FSG Deal

LeBron James’ partnership with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) continues to work in his favor. Earlier in 2021, AfroTech shared that James and his longtime business partner Maverick Carter became partners of FSG — the owner of Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League, Roush Fenway Racing and more — and secured an ownership stake in its subsidiaries. On Nov. 29, the National Basketball Association (NBA) legend added the Pittsburgh Penguins to his ownership portfolio after FSG and its partners made the purchase of $900 million for the National Hockey League (NHL) team, Essentially Sports reports. With Fenway Sports Group's purchase of the Penguins, LeBron James' portfolio keeps growing 📈 — The Athletic (@TheAthletic) November 29, 2021 Currently, FSG is waiting for approval from the Board of Governors of the NHL. They are predicted to seal the deal by the end of 2021.

Nov 30, 2021

Kevin Durant Set To Secure Big-Time Investment In Merger Reportedly Valued At $1.35B

Kevin Durant is evidently enjoying his time in the business limelight. As AfroTech previously reported, the Brooklyn Nets basketball star recently secured a two-year partnership with blockchain platform Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot. Now, Durant is making headlines as he’s reportedly set to become one of the major buyers in a merger agreement between ticket search engine platform SeatGeek and blank check company RedBall Acquisition Corporation, according to Front Office Sports. The merger proves to be a relief for RedBall — co-founded by Billy Beane and RedBird Capital founder Gerry Cardinale — who reportedly struggled over the past year, EssentiallySports previously reported. But clearly, hope was not lost as RedBall now has a promising footing with the latest merger reportedly valued at a whopping $1.35 billion (What a comeback). The equity rollout will include a $100 million private investment in public equity (PIPE). The beauty of PIPE financing permits prospects to be afforded the...

Oct 18, 2021

LeBron James And Maverick Carter's SpringHill Company Reaches $725M Valuation After Sale Of Minority Stake

AfroTech previously reported that LeBron James had a brewing financial venture in the works surrounding entertainment brand SpringHill Company. Now, the speculation is over as the company has revealed it has closed a minority stake sale to a consortium of investors reaching a valuation of $725 million, Variety reports. Investors in James’ SpringHill Company — founded in 2020 by the NBA GOAT and Maverick Carter — include Nike, Fenway Sports Group, Epic Games, and RedBird Capital Partners. “Maverick and LeBron have created an impressive media content platform led by a creative leadership team that has built a unique mission-driven brand,” Gerry Cardinale, founder and executive of RedBird, said in a statement. “Our partnership with SpringHill should enable us collectively to optimize that mission with scalable capital and a business building mentality that will continue to elevate more diverse voices and a drive towards greater empowerment.” With the new investment, SpringHill Company...

Oct 14, 2021

LeBron James Could Soon Become Part-Owner of the Boston Red Sox

LeBron James is taking his talents to baseball! The NBA superstar and his longtime business partner Maverick Carter are gearing up to become part-owners of the Boston Red Sox, reports USA TODAY Sports. Carter and James are now partners in Fenway Sports Group which owns the Red Sox, Liverpool FC of the English Premier League, Roush Fenway Racing, regional sports network NESN, Fenway Sports Management, and FSG Real Estate. They are  FSG’s first Black partners and currently, the Red Sox portion of the deal must be approved by Major League Baseball officials. Coming off of the heels of his fourth NBA championship and fourth Finals MVP run with the Los Angeles Lakers last year, James continues to build his business and media portfolio. His lifetime deal with Nike could exceed $1 billion, his SpringHill Entertainment develops and produces other entertainment, and he’s preparing for the summer release of his new film, “Space Jam: A New Legacy,”

Mar 16, 2021