F1 » F1 valued at $10bn+ amid float talks

F1 commercial rights holder CVC Capital Partners is understood to have eyed Singapore as the venue for any future share offering in the sport.

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March 21, 2012 9:51 AM
Last Edited 1421 days ago

If I was ever considering investing in F1, which I am not, then buying shares in the commercial rights for the circus seems to me to be a better proposition than investing in an individual team. However, no investment is a good one if you pay too much and $10bn does seem like a lot for the commercial rights to a circus unless you have a solid and long term contract with the main performers (ala Concorde). This may be one of those floats where you might be better to wait a while after the float and see how the market values the shares, rather than buy in on the float. JMO


March 21, 2012 10:10 AM
Last Edited 1421 days ago

Looks like it's pretty obvious why Ferrari and RBR left FOTA.

FOTA is pretty toothless without these two teams despite what Ross Brawn and others might say and that's what Bernie wanted. The minute they decided not to split then FOTA became a talking shop rather than a group with influence over the sport.

Renegade - Unregistered

March 21, 2012 10:15 AM

Bernie is using the old divide and conquer to get the Concorde agreement signed. Once RB and Ferrari sign up the others will follow suit. It's wrong that the other teams are treated differently though, all should get the same revenues based on finishing position in the championship.


March 21, 2012 10:55 AM

Goldman Sachs is involved. So take the price, deduct 90% and you are looking at a reasonable yet high-side (everything must go well) pricing. Terrible investment. If it was so lucrative it would not be sold.

Rukster - Unregistered

March 21, 2012 11:25 AM

So is that a British billion or an American Billion? By definition they are different amounts. As it's written in dollars I would assume it would be an American Billion?

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