EuroHockey raises stake in Euro HOckey League

EuroHockey has completed the acquisition of shares held by SFG Group B.V. (Southfields) in the Euro Hockey League in a move which will strengthen the governing body’s commitment to the world’s best club hockey competition.

EuroHockey President Marcos Hofmann said of the agreement: “With the acquisition of 33,3% of EHL shares controlled by SFG GROUP B.V., reaching a controlling stake of more than 83% of the company, EuroHockey strengthens the commitment with its premier club’s competition and with the club community around Europe.

“This new position will allow EuroHockey to make the required steps to reinforce the soundness of competition by opening new strategic options going forward.

“I want to thank SFG GROUP B.V for 12 years of loyal and proactive partnership. This agreement has been reached with the good collaborative spirit that has guided our relationship over the past years, allowing us to further collaborate in the years ahead.”

Southfields will continue to be part of the EHL story. The Dutch sports production company will continue to be the primary provider of EHL broadcasts, one of the vital elements in creating the story around the famous club competition

Speaking about the healthy collaboration with the EHL over the past 12 years, Southfields owner Arthur Zuiderwijk said: “We have been involved in the EHL from its inception, the last 12 years of which as shareholders.

“We are now returning to our natural position, that of production company. We of course remain involved in the best continental club field hockey tournament in the world.”

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