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Neymar breaking records in sports and business

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Brazilian professional footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is on the verge of reaching new heights in football, and the broader world of business acquisitions.

His record-breaking 222 million euros ($263 million) transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain is set to be completed this week, and the overall package will become the most expensive investment ever in a player.

Chart: Neymarx and players who moved for world record transfer fees

Viewing the transaction in a business context, Thomson Reuters insight and data show the deal would be the 30th biggest all-time acquisition of a Brazilian target by a French acquirer, if evaluated in the context of traditional business-to-business acquisitions. The move also places football among a list of high-value target industry sectors like telecommunications and oil and gas.

All time Top French acquisitions of Brazilian companies

Deals listed by ranking value, including net debt of target (Euro mil) as of 08/03/2017

Data puts Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior in All time Top French acquisitions of Brazilian companies chart

Data puts Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior trade in All time Top French acquisitions of Brazilian companies chart

Target industry sectors for French acquisitions of Brazilian companies

Market share determined by collective ranking value, including net debt of target (Euro mil)

Neymar places football in the top target industry sectors for French acquisitions of Brazilian companies
Source: Thomson Reuters Deals Intelligence

And, Neymar’s move won’t only make a splash in business and sports – the French taxman is delighted by the news too.


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