Silver Lake's global ambition won over NZ rugby

Silver Lake's global ambition won over NZ rugby
The players’ association has questioned Silver Lake’s ability to deliver on its promise.
Paul McBeth
Silver Lake Partners has won over New Zealand’s 26 provincial rugby unions in what’s seen as a windfall for the local game, but the private equity firm’s ambitions span wider than just the black jersey.The proposal still needs to clear the NZ Rugby Players’ Association, which represents the 300 to 400 professional rugby players, but the cash-starved provinces were unanimous in backing the $387.5 million sale of a 12.5% stake in NZ Rugby’s commercial business.Chair Brent Impey – who was chief executive of Medi...

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