Perform Group

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Perform Group plc
Type Public
Traded as LSEPER
Industry Digital rights
Founded 2007
Headquarters Feltham, London, UK
Key people Paul Walker (Chairman)
Oliver Slipper, (Joint CEO)
Simon Denyer, (Joint CEO)
Revenue £208.1 million (2013)[1]
Operating income £11.6 million (2013)[1]
Net income £4.6 million (2013)[1]
Website www.performgroup.co.uk

Perform Group plc is a digital rights business operating in the United Kingdom. It is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History[edit]

The Company was established in 2007 through the merger of Premium TV Ltd and Inform Ltd.[2] The Company, in which Leonard Blavatnik (an American billionaire) holds a 58% stake, was the subject of an Initial Public Offering in April 2011.[3]

Operations[edit]

The Company has three main activities: it owns the digital rights to circa 200 leagues, tournaments and events such as Italy's Serie A[4] (ii) it owns a series of websites, such as Goal.com,[4] on which it offers space to advertisers and (iii) it manages advertising for third parties such as Chelsea F.C.[4]

In 2013, Perform Group acquired sports data company Opta Sports.[5]

In 2013, Perform Group combined its US businesses with Sporting News to form Sporting News Media, in which it took a 65% stake. Sporting News' former owner American City Business Journals retained 35%.[6]

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