Premier League club put up for sale by the owner, he is asking £400million

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Owner Matthew Benham has listed Brentford for sale, hoping to get £400 million for the Premier League team.

Benham made his first investment in the Bees in 2007 and assumed complete ownership of the team five years later. Their ascent from League One to the Premier League, which culminated with their promotion to the top division in 2021, was funded by him.

Brentford has developed a reputation as one of the most innovative clubs in terms of using analytics for recruitment under Benham’s direction. In addition, he managed the smooth transition from Griffin Park to the Gtech Community Stadium.

However, the British entrepreneur is now prepared to distance himself from his childhood team. Following the massive acquisitions of Chelsea and Manchester United, Benham has been more eager to look for outside funding for the London team.

Benham has reportedly recruited Rothschild to manage the process by which he could sell his majority ownership in the Bees, according to Sky News. It is anticipated that the financial services group would soon start that procedure to sell the stake owned by Benham.

According to reports, US investors would be the most interested in purchasing Brentford. As things stand, Benham is regarded as being flexible when it comes to selling a majority or majority stake in the team.

He believes that any deal would value Brentford at over £400 million. Such a valuation would align with the increasing worth of Premier League clubs, as demonstrated by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s acquisition of a 25 per cent stake in Manchester United for £1.25 billion.

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