CVC sells off 21 percent of Formula One
Out of a valuation of $9.1 billion, CVC sold off $1.6 billion worth of Formula One to funds managed by Waddell & Reed Investment Management and Ivy Investment Management last month. That amount was augmented this week by another half-billion, bringing their total investment (and CVC's divestment) up to 20.9 percent, or $2.1 billion.
Because the buyers are primarily interested in the financial value of the business and presumably less in its day-to-day operation, we wouldn't expect much to change in how F1 is run. However, we wouldn't be surprised to see Formula One Management take a more proactive approach to marketing and promoting the series if the new shareholders are interested in capitalizing on their investment.
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