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French Football Club Olympique Lyonnais Gets Six Bids For Stake

  • Mix of American and European investors submit offers
  • Pathe, IDG Capital are selling stakes in Ligue 1 team
Olympique Lyonnais prospective buyers will begin meetings with management next week.

Olympique Lyonnais prospective buyers will begin meetings with management next week.

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Olympique Lyonnais, the French Ligue 1 football team, has received at least six offers, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. 

A mix of American and European suitors have made bids for a key stake in club owner OL Groupe SA that’s being sold by Pathe SAS and investment firm IDG Capital, the person said. More proposals are expected to be received in the coming days, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.