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Eagle Football Holdings completed the acquisition of Olympique Lyonnais from Holners, Pathe and IDG Capital for €117m.

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Eagle Football Holdings, a holding company, formed and managed by John Textor, completed the acquisition of Olympique Lyonnais, a football club, from Holners, a holding company, Pathe, a film production company and IDG Capital, an investment and asset management firm, for €117m. "Today is a new beginning for Olympique Lyonnais, an historic club that truly deserves a global stage. With the #1 women's program in the world and a men's program that should expect again to fight for championships, Jean-Michel Aulas has built a world-class organisation of which the City of Lyon and its passionate fans can be proud. I look forward to many years of partnership with Jean-Michel as we work together to meet the high expectations of our supporters. I would like to call our supporters attention to the key backers of Eagle Football without whose help this investment would not have been possible. The ownership experience of both Iconic Sports and Ares in global professional sports, including football, means they bring much more than just capital to our family of clubs. In addition, the technology and consumer-apps experience of Elmwood Partners will help us to set new standards for the future of fan enjoyment." John Textor, Eagle Football Founder.

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