Peak 6 gone

I am not really sure where Al should get loads of credit for his amazing insight , basically my guess is he knows someone at the club or closely connected to the club who drops him snippets of info, Al then takes great pleasure by teasing us all into a frenzy by releasing this info. We all fall for it and its great fun. Sure some of it turns out to be true but it's no big deal or Sherlock Holmes stuff.
I and a few others used to get similar stuff when involved with the ST e.g. I had it on very good authority that EH was definitely coming back a good 24 hours before the media got all over it. I could (and prob should) have taken the 33-1 bookies odds at the time !!!
Anyway its all good fun and yes Al called this one right - now can he tell us what happens next cos we ALL want to know.:utc::clap:
I'm afraid that's all we've got to live off is rumours at present. I thought the first was just a guess but now I'm not so sure and yes your right, I don't like the way he does it.
 
I imagine they made a lot of money on their investment.
Not sure how accurate this info is https://www.transfermarkt.com/premi...rein/wettbewerb/GB1/plus/?stichtag=2015-11-15
But if you look at the club's value at the time Peak6 bought a 25% stake (Nov 2015), it has increased from around E60M to about E240M today.
In other words, their 3-year investment would have paid them an annualized rate of return of about 100%.
That is nuts and nobody could complain about that.
 
certainly agree with you there. Who knows what the original deal and buy out/buy back share options were in the agreement with Peak 6.
Max probably wanted them on board in case the PL went sour in our first season, if it did his prior investment would have been protected/covered to a great extent.
Hopefully we can now move from the stratosphere to whatever is even higher !!!!!
 
I imagine they made a lot of money on their investment.
Not sure how accurate this info is https://www.transfermarkt.com/premi...rein/wettbewerb/GB1/plus/?stichtag=2015-11-15
But if you look at the club's value at the time Peak6 bought a 25% stake (Nov 2015), it has increased from around E60M to about E240M today.
In other words, their 3-year investment would have paid them an annualized rate of return of about 100%.
That is nuts and nobody could complain about that.
Pretty sure that is NOT how it works. The true value of a football club is what someone is willing to pay which is tempered by the eagerness to sell.

A team's value could plummet if it slides down a divvy or two (Bolton, Sunderland) and it depends also on how much debt it is carrying, so take all Premier League club valuations with a hundredweight of salt.

Clubs have broken many a millionaire (Palace did for at least two) and have been bought for inflated sums as well as the token quid.

Only the TV money makes Bournemouth seem to be worth a lot.
 
Pretty sure that is NOT how it works. The true value of a football club is what someone is willing to pay which is tempered by the eagerness to sell.

A team's value could plummet if it slides down a divvy or two (Bolton, Sunderland) and it depends also on how much debt it is carrying, so take all Premier League club valuations with a hundredweight of salt.

Clubs have broken many a millionaire (Palace did for at least two) and have been bought for inflated sums as well as the token quid.

Only the TV money makes Bournemouth seem to be worth a lot.
...not just the TV money, we have players who are assets too!(someone could buy us and sell the lot!..but have to say that until we have a bigger stadium and improved training facilities we will not be an attractive proposition in terms of longer term development and investment...and as a PL side we are a possible opportunity?
 
...not just the TV money, we have players who are assets too!(someone could buy us and sell the lot!..but have to say that until we have a bigger stadium and improved training facilities we will not be an attractive proposition in terms of longer term development and investment...and as a PL side we are a possible opportunity?
The thing is, the value of the assets (ie the players) would already be factored in to the purchase price of the club. A new owner who decided to sell the lot would not be the owner of such a valuable club if we were in a lower league.

I’m not saying unscrupulous, asset stripping owners don’t exist, but these tend to exploit clubs in a dire situation with an owner who desperately wants out. In our current state (where most of the clubs value comes from the playing squad and PL TV revenue) we’d be a very poor proposition indeed to an owner with this in mind.
 
I think Max has realised he has a Goldmine in Eddie. Eddie has always been good with developing youth and not as good with the older players, Max has realised, that If you get the best youth and Eddie can make them better you can sell for big cash, and I'm assuming he doesn't want to share with the Yanks.
Just an Idea.
Not only that, I get a feeling that the Yanks lacked Max's ambition for the club.

They were a good hedged bet when we came up to the Premier League. Their investment was useful to get our ground and squad up to scratch for our first season in the top division. A nice wedge of cash for Max to absorb some of that hit before the big PL payments started coming in. I'm sure he knew at the time that there was a risk involved in inviting new partners in to share power but he probably deemed it a worthwhile sacrifice at the time. By now the situation probably looks a bit different.

It would be understandable if Max now feels that our Premier League status is secure for the foreseeable future ( barring disasters ) as long as Eddie sticks with the project. I think there could have been a fairly recent falling out between Peak6 and Max. They probably didn't see eye to eye over what to do with the club from here. If Peak6 were the risk averse ones and Max was pushing to move the club on to the next level, it would soon have become obvious that the partnership needed to end.

In the end they probably both realised that their visions were too diverse to make the partnership work any longer.

If Eddie thinks this change of ownership is a positive move for the club, that's good enough for me.
 
I rent my business premises whilst other people I know have commercial mortgages on theirs. If we all tried to sell up tomorrow their businesses would be valued at more than mine even though they don't own their premises outright. Genuine question for cleverer people than me. Would a new ground add value to the selling price of the club if Max wanted to cash in further down the line?
 
With respect that question only addresses half of the issue. The question should be “would a new ground add more to the value of the club than the debt accrued to pay for it?”.

To which the answer is “it depends on how large the debt is, and how much someone would be prepared to pay for the club”.

Which doesn’t get you very far.