Sport in Manchester http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26719/all en Man Utd broadens palette with Japanese paint sponsorship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/man-utd-broadens-palette-japanese-paint-sponsorship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Not surprisingly, Kansai is the first official paint partner signed up by United, 19 times English champions and nicknamed "The Red Devils".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/man-utd-broadens-palette-japanese-paint-sponsorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Manchester United F.C. Religion Sport in Manchester Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736161 at http://www.globalpost.com Insurer Aon to sponsor Manchester United training kit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/insurer-aon-sponsor-manchester-united-training-kit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>It is the first time United have sold naming rights to their training ground in Carrington on the outskirts of Manchester in northern England.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/insurer-aon-sponsor-manchester-united-training-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Manchester United F.C. Sport in Manchester Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:45:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805178 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: US investment firm buys 2.5% Man United stake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/football-us-investment-firm-buys-25-man-united-stake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/football-us-investment-firm-buys-25-man-united-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Manchester United F.C. Sport in Manchester Technology AFP Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:49:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6092521 at http://www.globalpost.com