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Peter Kenyon Sought MSD Partners As Investors Before GACP Sports



Peter Kenyon is reportedly in the midst of a £300m takeover attempt of Newcastle United. He has partnered with US-based GACP Sports in an effort to secure a deal with current owner Mike Ashley. Kenyon failed in an attempt earlier this year to purchase Newcastle as he could not secure financial backing.

In January, it was reported that Kenyon was desperate for investors as he tried to meet Ashley’s asking price of £350m. He may have now found what he was looking for in GACP Sports, but whether the two have what it takes to meet Ashley’s high demands is far from certain.

The Daily Mail are reporting that before Kenyon convinced GACP Sports to join him, he held talks with MSD Partners. This is the investment firm who are close to buying League One club Sunderland.

MSD Partners manage the capital of Dell computer’s Michael Dell. Dell, himself, is reportedly a passive investor in the MSD takeover of Sunderland.

However, Kenyon was unable to convince the group to back him and talks broke down. Kenyon later moved on to successfully form a partnership with GACP Sports.

The deal to takeover Sunderland is at an advanced stage with MSD reportedly close to finalizing a deal.

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63 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Sep 29, 2019 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Assassins
    Thats up to the lads on the pitch and bruce to make sure it doesnt happen.
    I have faith in the boys.
    But we must start putting a run if wins together.
    Lets start with today, then lets put man u to the sword.

    5
  • Genjikai

    Sep 29, 2019 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Nightshift bus is truly flying.
    Think i missed my stop 3 back.

    6
  • toon22

    Sep 29, 2019 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Ahh

    Jabba wants to pretend to sell to Kenyon
    Same tat shop with a different front

    We ain’t stupid enough to swallow that rubbish

    14
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Sep 29, 2019 at 3:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Won’t be long after buying Sunderland that MSD end up taking LSD to fool themselves into thinking it was a good idea 😀

    4
  • Genjikai

    Sep 29, 2019 at 4:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Alot of lsd

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 29, 2019 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #6

    11 hours 37 minutes to ko.

    With apologies to EGB.

    Morning everyone.

    1
  • Genjikai

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Morning dubai micky.
    Fine day in the northeast already its monsoon season.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:24 AM

    Comment #8

    You’re up early, another day of endless sun and high 30s here. I’ve had enough, I stay in with the aircon on.

    You can tell the long term expats here, we’re pasty white like an uncooked Greggs sausage roll.

    Before the egg wash.

    6
  • Genjikai

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Been on nights all night all week. Last one today.
    Funny that like mate.
    Dont worry the factory has been a cool 35 degrees c all night.
    Sick of my life wheres me bed.

    3
  • Genjikai

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:35 AM

    Comment #10

    The kick off timer has begun.
    hwtl 3 points the day.

    3
  • Mag52

    Sep 29, 2019 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Micky,

    Have you tried their vegan ‘sausage’ rolls ?
    I’d defy anyone to tell the difference, and you’re doing your little bit for the planet.
    If we get a point today I’ll be more than chuffed.
    HWTL.

    3
  • MAUTITOON

    Sep 29, 2019 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #12

    leicester 1 – Newcastle united 2.
    Howay the black and white lads army.

    1
  • MAUTITOON

    Sep 29, 2019 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #13

    On the foot steps of liverpool today,come on come on.Three points is well achievable today.

    1
  • Genjikai

    Sep 29, 2019 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Ill stop you all there on the greggs talk, its got to be cornbeef pasty all the way.
    Was a stake bake lad but na cant beat a greggs cornbeef pasty.
    One thing i am disappointed in greggs is that they have changed the name of the cornbeef pasty.
    They now call it a bake.
    Its like when ashley changed the name of SJP.
    Change the name back greggs, dont do a mike.
    #boycottgreggs?

    3
  • beermonkey

    Sep 29, 2019 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #15

    Genjikai

    Cornbeef bakes we don’t get them here on the south coast
    Well not that I have seen and I now want one
    My mother in law makes a fab cornbeef pie

    Have a sneaky feeling perez will score to deny us the win
    1 1 draw for me

    1
  • MAUTITOON

    Sep 29, 2019 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #16

    No worries, Fabian Schar is enough to handle Perez single handedly.Still going for a toon win.won’t be an easy ride though,make no fuss about that.

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 29, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #17

    Greggs cheese and onion pasty (which has more potato in it that a bog of chips), followed by their corned beef pasty for me.

    Burnt me tongue many times on them over the years.

    I can’t see us winning today, hoping for a point and me being useless on predictions.

    4
  • Mag52

    Sep 29, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Genjikai,

    Could they have been obliged to change the name as ‘pasty’ comes from the south west, in the same way that ‘champagne’ can only be used for the wine from the champagne region ?
    I don’t know.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 29, 2019 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Can I mention Ginster’s Pasties? Used to love them.

    Anyway, back to the footy….

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #20

    The positive properties of pastry have cured many of my hangovers.

    1
  • Jib

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #21

    I don’t know how many posters have tried picking a starting eleven
    but I find trying to pick a side ( even with Shelvey missing ) is really
    difficult for todays game , which I guess , must be a good thing..

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #22

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/28/steve-bruce-struggles-develop-rafa-benitez-blueprint-newcastle

    “” . At times this season Bruce’s XI’s have looked as unconvincing as the latest Peter Kenyon-led attempted takeover at St James’ Park. “”

    7
  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #23

    LOL Lindisfarne, love the comment.

    BTW, Google wants to change “Lindisfarne” to “Indiscipline”. That made me smile today

    3
  • Jib

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Lindisfarne
    That comment by Sunlun loving Louise Taylor is quite true
    However
    Contrast that with a battling performance away to Spurs in 32 degrees

    The ups and downs of taking on a new squad I guess plus some players
    who had played in the PL for only a matter of weeks.

    We won’t fire on all cylinders until Ritchie and Lejeune are fully fit

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #25

    Eddie Howe expects “” the highest level from every single player, starting from the warm-up to the rondos, to the possession and passing drills, to the games – even finishing at the end. There is no messing about. You can joke once you’ve come back in and training is finished but once you’re on the pitch it is business. The one thing he demands of his players is workrate. If you give him that and all the other stuff doesn’t come off, he’ll back you all the way.””

    Topics

    1
  • hibbit

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #26

    waiting for the KO is like waiting for a dentist appointment these days, the buss has defiantly gone.

    0
  • hibbit

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #27

    jib
    we’re not even firing on one cylinder, all we’re doing is spluttering along and we’re rapidly losing compression,

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #28

    Jib
    ” won’t fire on all cylinders until Ritchie and Lejeune are fully fit”

    They will help stretch the blanket a bit further, but not handing over the ball and supplying more crosses looks a bit of a contradiction, at the moment. Hopefully the new forwards will all stay fit and bed in, but Bruce is struggling with his chummy approach.

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #29

    DubaiMicky

    Indiscipline

    Look where it got me

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #30

    Hibbit

    Did the buzz take a bus?!!

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #31

    Lindisfarne, you and me both marra.

    I should write a book.

    1
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 29, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #32

    I’m thinking there’s room for a 1-1 draw here, I think. What’s the odds it’ll be another old boy show and Perez will score for them?

    0
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 29, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #33

    Did i say “I think”? I think I did.

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 29, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #34

    For whoever said earlier, Perez will be marked by Dummett. But it depends on how the richly priced Praet is positioned by Brenda.

    0
  • Reilly

    Sep 29, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #35

    Keith Downie
    @SkySports_Keith
    · 29 Sep 2018
    SKY SOURCES: Peter Kenyon is plotting a takeover of Newcastle United, that could end Mike Ashley’s 10-year long ownership.

    1
  • Jib

    Sep 29, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #36

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/11321638

    Joseph Dagrosa and David Neithardt incorporated this
    in spring 2018 – they clearly are thinking of a PL acquisition.
    Notice the company’s registered address is Oakwood Corporate Services Limited
    Altrincham near Manchester.
    Guess where Peter Kenyon lives ?

    This could have been going on longer than folk thought

    1
  • hibbit

    Sep 29, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #37

    Lindisfarne @30

    no mate it took 12 years,

    i see the mistake 😉

    4
  • cyprus

    Sep 29, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #38

    Neil
    In my opinion, our number 7 IS our number 9 when fit. If he’s ok, he starts and plays 90′.

    If.

    1
  • hibbit

    Sep 29, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #39

    cyprus
    that’s not going to happen for a while yet, if it ever happens !!!!

    1
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Sep 29, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #40

    Crisis are here, frogs are here. Can you see it, there s no light.
    Toon 22 – 0 Leicester

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