Private equity is targeting sports. Now fans and players are pushing back

So news that Silver Lake, a private equity firm based in California, is looking to buy 12.5% of the revenue generated by the All Blacks, the fearsome national team that’s dominated the global sport for decades, has sparked a fierce debate in the country of 5 million.”This is truly dreadful,” New Zealand actor Sam Neill, known for his role in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, tweeted earlier this week. “The [All Blacks] are in danger of becoming just another bloody corporation.”Last week, the provincial unions that govern the sport in New Zealand gave the deal, which would see Silver Lake invest a much-needed $282 million, their unanimous approval. But sign-off

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