Business of Sport: Silver Lake and its growing Saudi connections

Business of Sport: Silver Lake and its growing Saudi connections
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Trevor McKewen
At the height of the bitter impasse between New Zealand Rugby and the NZ Rugby Players Association over the Silver Lake deal in 2021, Brent Impey accused Rob Nichol of “scaremongering” over the American private equity company’s links with the Saudis.Nichol, the NZ Rugby Players Association's (NZRPA) chief executive, and Impey, then the hard-nosed chair of NZ Rugby (NZR) driving the Silver Lake agreement, were exchanging barbs live on Newstalk ZB’s Saturday popular sports show about the merits of the deal.&n...

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