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Genstar Capital’s Conte to Back Takeover of Lyon Football Team

  • Jean-Pierre Conte is investing in the deal for French club
  • Lyon is in talks to be taken over by US investor John Textor
Moussa Dembele of Olympique Lyonnais passes the ball against Jordan Lotomba of OGC Nice during the Ligue 1 match in Lyon, France, on Nov. 11.

Moussa Dembele of Olympique Lyonnais passes the ball against Jordan Lotomba of OGC Nice during the Ligue 1 match in Lyon, France, on Nov. 11.

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Jean-Pierre Conte has emerged as a significant backer of fellow US investor John Textor’s takeover of French football club Olympique Lyonnais

The chairman of San Francisco-based private equity firm Genstar Capital said he is among a group of investors committing about €100 million ($104 million) to support the deal. These investors will take equity stakes in Textor’s Eagle Football Holdings LLC investment vehicle.