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Apollo Leads Private Equity Interest in Manchester United Stake

  • Glazer family weigh a minority stake sale in UK football club
  • Alternative investment firms are piling into European football
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Glazers Open to Selling Minority Stake in Manchester United

Manchester United FC’s owners are considering opening up the iconic English football club to a new investor -- with private equity firms likely to be crowding the field alongside high-net worth individuals. 

Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that the Glazer family may sell a minority stake in the English Premier League team. It’s the first sign the Americans are willing to cede some control at the club they have owned outright since 2005.