Matchroom Sport and Pitch International Forge Groundbreaking Global Partnership

Matchroom Sport and Pitch International proudly announce a groundbreaking global partnership today. This landmark agreement marks a significant investment by Pitch International, forging a new strategic alignment between two pioneering sports entities.

This alliance is poised to solidify Matchroom’s position as a global sports industry leader. The collaboration aims to explore opportunities in international media rights, host major global events, and secure prominent sports sponsorships across Matchroom Group’s diverse portfolio, encompassing Matchroom Boxing, the Professional Darts Corporation, World Snooker, and Matchroom MultiSport.

As part of this historic pact, Pitch International will acquire a minority stake in Matchroom Sport, while the founding Hearn family maintains majority control.

Established in 1982, Matchroom Sport now orchestrates over 600 event days and delivers more than 2400 hours of original programming annually worldwide. Over the past four decades, it has emerged as one of the foremost providers of sports content on a global scale.

Pitch International, founded in 2004 by Paul McGrath and Jon Owen, boasts a stellar reputation for its management of global media rights, event organization, hospitality services, sponsorship consulting, and the production of acclaimed sports films and documentaries.

Eddie Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport, expressed his delight at welcoming Pitch International into the Matchroom family. He reflected on the company’s humble beginnings and its evolution into a global sports promotion and events powerhouse. Hearn emphasized Pitch International’s investment as a catalyst for unlocking new milestones and fortifying Matchroom’s reputation as an industry leader.

Barry Hearn OBE, President of Matchroom Sport, hailed the partnership with Pitch International as a pivotal moment that sets the stage for future growth and success. With over 40 years of transformative endeavors, he expressed confidence that this collaboration will propel Matchroom to greater heights, delivering world-class events and entertainment to sports enthusiasts worldwide.

Oliver Slipper, Executive Chairman of Pitch International, lauded the partnership as a testament to the remarkable businesses both companies have built. With a shared vision for innovation and growth, he expressed eagerness to collaborate in creating new sports events, expanding global audiences, and sustaining the remarkable growth achieved by both entities in the past decade.

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