Today Centre d’Esports Sabadell FC has started a new project, with Sabarcat Partners SL – led by Spanish entrepreneur Esteve Calzada – having acquired 63% of its shares, which were previously controlled by several shareholders led by Viacron SA. The transaction will provide an immediate cash injection into the club and includes a bonus scheme consideration linked to sporting success in the coming years.
The agreements signed today also include a provision ensuring that Sabarcat Partners SL will retain a minimum 51% of Centre d’Esports Sabadell shares once current shareholder loans are converted into club shares. This will happen as soon as the entity exits bankruptcy process shortly.
Antoni Reguant will continue to be the club’s president, and will be supported by a newly created executive committee including Antoni Reguant himself, Bruno Batlle, Alfredo Merino and Esteve Calzada. Such committee has been active for a few days already, with special focus on the decisions that must be taken in the sporting area. Further details will be shared soon.
In the coming days there will also be changes affecting Centre d’Esports Sabadell FC’s Board of Directors, to reflect the new shareholding scheme at the club.
Bio Esteve Calzada
Born in Lleida 50 years ago, Esteve Calzada -MBA for ESADE Business School- has over 15 years of experience in the football industry, first as Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer at FC Barcelona (2002-2007) and then as founder and CEO of the sports marketing agency Prime Time Sport. The company, with employees in London, Barcelona and Madrid, specialises in giving advice to football clubs on an international level, player representation, and player image rights and digital influencers management. Esteve Calzada is also the author of “Show Me the Money”, a sports marketing book which has been translated to 6 different languages.