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Football: US investment firm buys 2.5% Man United stake

An American investment firm has acquired a quarter of all the Manchester United shares available on the New York Stock Exchange, the club announced on Tuesday. Baron Capital now owns 24 percent of all the shares that were sold by United's owners, the Glazer family, in 2012, although that represents only a 2.5 percent stake in the club. The Glazers, who purchased United in 2005, released 10 percent of the club onto the stock market in August 2012, but they still retain a 90 percent stake.

Insurer Aon to sponsor Manchester United training kit

By Keith Weir LONDON (Reuters) - Insurer Aon will sponsor Manchester United's training kit and have its name attached to the club's training ground under a new eight-year agreement announced on Monday. The commercial appeal of the Premier League giants means they can do separate sponsorship deals for their training kit and the famous red shirts they play in. It is the first time United have sold naming rights to their training ground in Carrington on the outskirts of Manchester in northern England.

Man Utd broadens palette with Japanese paint sponsorship

By Keith Weir LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Manchester United signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Japanese paint maker Kansai on Friday, proving the English soccer club's global fan base gives it an appeal stretching way beyond consumer brands. Not surprisingly, Kansai is the first official paint partner signed up by United, 19 times English champions and nicknamed "The Red Devils".
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