TOKYO (OCT. 29, 2012) Nectar Capital is pleased to announce that GLORY Sports International, a corporate advisory client of Nectar, has announced that it will present ‘DREAM 18 – Special NYE 2012’, a New Year’s Eve MMA event taking place at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo on December 31.
“We are very fond of the DREAM brand and the company’s world-class production team. The GLORY team is passionate about Japanese MMA and is intent on restoring it to prominence. The DREAM 18 event on New Year’s Eve is a first step towards this goal,” states Pierre Andurand, chairman of Glory Sports International.
“This follow’s Glory’s groundbreaking “GLORY 4 – Grand Slam” on 2 December 2012, at the Makuhari Messe center, which will feature the best fightcard of heavyweight kickboxing matchups in history, fighting in Glory’s all new Gland Slam format to determine who is the strongest and true world champion.”
“New Year’s Eve is traditionally the high point of the martial arts calendar in Japan,” continues Andurand, “and DREAM has staged superb events at Saitama for the past four years. This year, GLORY will be taking over presentation of the event. Fans worldwide can expect a spectacular show.”
Scott Rudmann, Founder and Managing Partner of Nectar Capital said “We are delighted to have assisted GLORY Sports International in acquiring the New Year’s Eve show rights and in arranging the presentation of “DREAM 18 – Special NYE”. This transaction comprised a Singapore company acquiring a Japanese media right asset. At Nectar, our team has decades of experience in media and media rights, and we are delighted to use our capabilities to assist our clients to achieve success in delicate and complex investment opportunities.
This is one more step in Glory Sports International’s path to creating one of the most exciting and largest new sports franchises in the world.”
The GLORY World Series (www.gloryworldseries.com) is the world’s premier stand-up fighting league, staging events across the globe and offering up to $1,000,000 in prize money to successful fighters in 16-man grand prix tournaments which are open to only the very best fighters in each weight class.
With television deals spanning every continent plus a groundbreaking online video streaming system and the world’s largest online martial arts library, GLORY is one of the world’s most widely-broadcast sporting organizations already.
Owned and operated by Glory Sports International (GSI), the organization has offices in Holland, the UK, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Its personnel include prominent hedge-fund investors, the pioneering sports marketing agency Total Sport Asia and several executives from the Golden Glory and It’s Showtime team.
Japan’s premier MMA organisation, DREAM has staged 23 top-class events in the course of its four-year history. Fighters that have stepped into the DREAM ring include Fedor Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi, Shinya Aoki, Joachim Hansen, Melvin Manhoef, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Eddie Alvarez, Todd Duffee, Gesias Calvancante, Marius Zaromskis.
About Nectar Capital:
Founded in 2002 by Scott Rudmann, Nectar Capital (www.nectarcapital.com) has a successful track record in asset management in private equity as well as investment advisory services for family offices in the private equity sphere where the firm has focused on growth capital for the media, leisure and creative industries.
Nectar also manages its flagship hedge fund product, Nectar Global Alpha.
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