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Vista Equity builds sports data empire combining Perform with STATS

first_img StumbleUpon Ross MacEacharn confirms Perform leadership departure July 29, 2019 ‘Stats Perform’ lays out mission statement to disrupt global sports July 16, 2019 Share Submit Related Articles Stats Perform backs IBIA call for new era of data collaboration May 22, 2020 Share California-based technology fund Vista Equity Partners has this afternoon confirmed that it has acquired DAZN Group sports data and content subsidiary Perform for an undisclosed fee.As anticipated, Vista Equity confirms that it will absorb Perform assets within its US-centric sports data platform STATS, developing a new global powerhouse in sports analysis, data and content provisions.Confirming the transaction, Robert F. Smith – Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners – said: “STATS and Perform are two exceptional, highly complementary companies with extensive backgrounds as industry innovators that will deliver superior products to customers as one combined entity.“We are pleased to welcome the Perform team into the Vista family and look forward to the groundbreaking technological advances in sports that will result from this unique and exciting combination.”In its update, Vista Equity details that DAZN will receive a combination of cash and a significant minority stake in the enlarged STATS enterprise.Carl Mergele – STATSAbsorbing Perform assets, STATS which to date has primarily acted as a US sports data distributor will significantly expand its European profile gaining the new assets of Opta, RunningBall, Watch&Bet and SportsCloud.STATS Chief Executive Carl Mergele stated that the combination would mark a new chapter for the company. “Bringing Perform into the fold will create the most advanced artificial intelligence company in sports, providing deeper, more robust data and insights, which is essential to our global partners,” he said.“Not only will we be able to improve our offerings to existing customers, we now have the opportunity to expand our presence in global markets where Perform has paved inroads for years as a leader in digital sports content.”Simon Denyer – DAZN GroupClosing the update, DAZN Group CEO Simon Denyer released personal statement on the sale of Perform a company he founded in 2007, and which would lead to the foundation of new enterprise DAZN.“Over 12 years we created a leading global portfolio of content and clients, but the combination of STATS and Perform takes the service to a new level of potential for everyone,” said Denyer. “While we will continue as an active minority shareholder in the new business, this deal also allows the group to focus on DAZN, into which we will invest all net proceeds from the deal.”last_img read more



first_imgThis Christmas and New Year, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will have a great selection of programmes for its Donegal listeners.On Christmas morning at 10 am Fr Brian Ó Fearraigh will bring us the atmospheric Réalta Órga Ríogacha programme, featuring reflections on Christmas, as well as hymns and music. Following this, Christmas day mass will be broadcast live from Teach Pobail Mhuire, Na Doirí Beaga at 11 am.Áine Ní Churráin will have two documentaries in the Christmas schedule. On 28 Dec at 11 am the programme Leitir Ceanainn will look at the history and development of Letterkenny. Then, on Tues 1 January 11 am we will hear an interview with Monsignor Raymond Murray, long standing human rights campaigner and former prison chaplain. For a bit of light relief, tune to Faoisidin on 26 Dec at 11 am to hear some well-known Donegal personalities confess all to Michelle Nic Grianna, including Pat the Cope Ó Gallchóir, Nan Cullen, Daniel O’Donnell and Áine Ní Bhreisleáin.Raidió na Gaeltachta couldn’t let the festive season pass without a few mentions of Sam Maguire, and so on 26 Dec at 9.30 pm listeners can tune in to hear the concert recorded live in Ionad Cois Locha before the big match, featuring Pat Gallagher, Na Haroos and Rory Gallagher, amongst others. Then on 27 Dec at 11am Séamus Mac Géidigh and a panel of football analysts, will discuss the year that was, and Donegal’s historic win on 23 Sept.An Crann Óg have made an impression wherever they go, and on Christmas day at 3pm we will hear a concert recorded live with them in Ionad Cois Locha. The Oireachtas in Letterkenny in November was a big event for Donegal this year, and listeners can hear highlights from the festival on Sat 29 Dec at 10 am, and again on Mon 31 Dec at 2pm for the best of the Lúibíní competition, won this year by Gaoth Dobhair women Suzanne Ní Ghallchóir and Áine Ní Bhreisleáin.A live recording of Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí’s Cabaret Craiceáilte monthly music night in Tigh Hiúdaí Beag in Gaoth Dobhair can be heard on Wed 26 Dec 10.30 pm. Those on stage that night included members of Kíla, flamenco group Sarumba, Tory Island box player Pól Mac Ruairí, and Donegal singer Diane Ní Chanainn. Báidín Fheidhlimidh, the new book and CD of traditional children’s songs and poems featuring kids from the Donegal Gaeltacht, was launched recently. Tune in to hear some of those children on Báidín Fheidhlimidh on Sun 30 Dec and Sun 6 Jan at 10.30 am.On the last day of 2012 Aodh Máirtín Ó Fearraigh and Frances Nic Géadaigh will look back at the stories that made the headlines in Donegal this year at 11 am.Other programmes that may be of interest include Siúlach Scéalach na Nollag on Sun 23 Dec 1.15 pm, featuring material from the RTÉ Sound Archives about Christmas on the Gaeltacht islands in times past, including Arranmore and Tory. A project to translate Leonard Cohen’s songs to Irish was part of the IMRAM literary festival this year. Tune in to hear those songs performed by Liam Ó Maonlaí, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra and Hillary Bow on Wed 26 and Thurs 27 at 2pm on Túr na nAmhrán.A special Christmas series called Ceiliúradh Ceilteach – Idir Dhá Nollaig will be broadcast every day from 26 Dec – 6 January. The series celebrates Christmas music and traditions from the Celtic countries, and was recorded with a live audience in Dublin. Each programme will feature a special guest poet and musician, and these will include Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Gabriel Rosenstock, Liam Ó Muirthile, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Fionola Ó Siochrú and Niamh de Búrca. A six programmed series of the proceedings of a seminar held earlier this year to mark RnaG’s 40 years, Raidió na Gaeltachta – 40 Bliain faoi bhláth– will be broadcast from 27 Dec – 3 Jan. A newly-composed oratorio by Colm Ó Foghlú, Oratóir na Nollag – Ceol ar snámh ón spéir anuas , will be broadcast on Christmas day 7.00 pm Some of those performing will include soprano Lynn Hillary, fiddler Aoife Ní Bhriain, Niamh Ní Charra on concertina and Noreen O’Donoghue on harp, as well as the New Dublin Voice choir.That’s just some of what listeners can look forward to in the Christmas schedule on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Full listings and further details are available from RnaG HAS TOP LINE-UP FOR DONEGAL LISTENERS OVER CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Christmas listingsRnaGlast_img read more