Bloomberg Law
Sept. 29, 2021, 1:40 PM

New Fanatics Trading Card Business Valued at Over $10 Billion

Kim Bhasin
Kim Bhasin
Bloomberg News

Fanatics Inc.’s new trading card business, created through several surprise deals last month, received fresh funding that values the business at $10.4 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The $350 million round for Fanatics Trading Cards was funded by entertainment company Endeavor, private equity firm Silver Lake and venture capital firm Insight Partners. The three investors represent about 3.4% of ownership, with Fanatics accounting for more than 80% of the business.

A spokesperson for Fanatics declined to comment on the investment.

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