13. 3. 2018

A significant investment in Borussia Dortmund football club

Press release

We perceive Borussia Dortmund as a strong and stable football club with positive PR and a strong supporter base. Borussia Dortmund has been keeping top positions in the Bundesliga for a long time and their player academy ranks among the best in the world, which is manifested by player transfers from this team to clubs such as Manchester United or Barcelona. Another positive is that BVB owns its own stadium. Our aim is to acquire a major stake thus we plan on increasing our share significantly.

Investing in the BVB football club is interesting to us for several reasons. From a financial perspective, our view is that shares are undervalued and thus we believe they will appreciate significantly. From a strategic perspective, one major strategic goal of the Arca Capital group is a focus also on Germany and German speaking countries. Finally, the investment ties into our broader involvement in football. We have long been a major supporter of youth football in the Czech Republic with the Ondrášovka Cup project, which is associated with our subsidiary company Ondrášovka, a mineral water producer. This strong support for youth football in the Czech Republic is made possible in part due to the leadership of Libor Duba, Director General of Ondrášovka.

The Borussia Dortmund Investment adds to Arca Capital’s existing interest in Germany. In particular, Arca Capital is an investor in lithium mining and processing in Germany where, within the Zinnwald project of Bacanora, the final research phase is proceeding successfully, and final sample tests are made with the support of the German government and the mining process is scheduled to commence in the next years.