Leeds United Sells Stake to Seattle Kraken Investor

  • 49ers Enterprises assumed full control of Leeds in July
  • A minority stake is also currently available for an investor

Daniel James of Leeds United celebrates scoring against Huddersfield Town during their Sky Bet Championship match in October.

Photographer: George Wood/Getty Images

49ers Enterprises, the owners of Leeds United Football Club, sold a minority stake to a part-owner of an NHL team and is considering another investor to help their promotion push back to the Premier League.

Ackerley Partners, a private holding company for the Ackerley family that also owns a stake in the Seattle Kraken, bought a minority stake in Leeds United, according to a statement seen by Bloomberg. Ackerley Partners, which acquired the holding in the summer, said it will provide strategic capital to expand the football and commercial operations of the club.

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