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12

Portfolio Exits

3

Partners & Customers

10

About Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the governing body of the sport of baseball. This profile also includes any prior investments made by MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) which the MLB established in June 2000 following an unanimous vote by the 30 Major League Baseball club owners to centralize all of Baseball's Internet operations. MLB Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball.

Major League Baseball Headquarter Location

890 River Avenue

Bronx, New York, 10452,

United States

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Major League Baseball owners lock out players

Dec 4, 2021

For the first time in 30 years, club owners have locked out players in retaliation for their refusal to accede to the owners’ demands.

Major League Baseball Investments

12 Investments

Major League Baseball has made 12 investments. Their latest investment was in Fanatics as part of their Series G on August 8, 2021.

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Major League Baseball Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/10/2021

Series G

Fanatics

$325M

No

7

7/20/2021

Series B

LeagueApps

$15M

Yes

3

3/24/2021

Series F

Fanatics

$320M

Yes

7

8/26/2020

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$99M

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10

3/28/2019

Series A

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$99M

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Date

8/10/2021

7/20/2021

3/24/2021

8/26/2020

3/28/2019

Round

Series G

Series B

Series F

Grant - II

Series A

Company

Fanatics

LeagueApps

Fanatics

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Amount

$325M

$15M

$320M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

7

3

7

10

10

Major League Baseball Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Major League Baseball has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was DraftKings on April 23, 2020.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/23/2020

Reverse Merger

$991

7

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10

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Date

4/23/2020

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Exit

Reverse Merger

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Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

7

10

10

Major League Baseball Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Major League Baseball acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Rawlings Sporting Goods Company on June 05, 2018.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

6/5/2018

$991

Acq - Fin

1

5/9/2005

Unattributed VC - VII

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$991

$99M

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Date

6/5/2018

5/9/2005

Investment Stage

Unattributed VC - VII

Companies

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Valuation

$991

$991

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Acq - Fin

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Sources

1

10

Major League Baseball Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Major League Baseball has 10 strategic partners and customers. Major League Baseball recently partnered with WarnerMedia on January 1, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/1/2022

Licensee

WarnerMedia

United States

WarnerMedia Snares Major League Baseball Rights in Seven-Year Pact – Variety

WarnerMedia extended its relationship with Major League Baseball with a new seven-year agreement that maintains Turner Sports ' access to post-season games and will create a Tuesday-night broadcast that seeks to emulate the Thursday-night franchise Turner Sports has built with the NBA .

1

1/1/2022

Licensee

ESPN

United States

ESPN Scores New Streaming Rights in MLB Broadcast Extension

BRISTOL , Conn. -- ESPN and Major League Baseball are continuing their broadcast relationship with a new deal , which will include the new right to simulcast games on its ESPN + service .

1

10/6/2021

Licensee

Fanatics

United States

American Collectibles Giant Topps Launches Series 2 MLB NFT Collection

However , in 2026 Topps will lose its partnership with NFT as the league has inked a deal with the sports apparel maker Fanatics .

1

9/28/2021

Partner

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10

9/16/2021

Partner

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10

Date

1/1/2022

1/1/2022

10/6/2021

9/28/2021

9/16/2021

Type

Licensee

Licensee

Licensee

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

WarnerMedia

ESPN

Fanatics

Country

United States

United States

United States

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News Snippet

WarnerMedia Snares Major League Baseball Rights in Seven-Year Pact – Variety

WarnerMedia extended its relationship with Major League Baseball with a new seven-year agreement that maintains Turner Sports ' access to post-season games and will create a Tuesday-night broadcast that seeks to emulate the Thursday-night franchise Turner Sports has built with the NBA .

ESPN Scores New Streaming Rights in MLB Broadcast Extension

BRISTOL , Conn. -- ESPN and Major League Baseball are continuing their broadcast relationship with a new deal , which will include the new right to simulcast games on its ESPN + service .

American Collectibles Giant Topps Launches Series 2 MLB NFT Collection

However , in 2026 Topps will lose its partnership with NFT as the league has inked a deal with the sports apparel maker Fanatics .

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Sources

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1

1

10

10

Major League Baseball Team

13 Team Members

Major League Baseball has 13 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, jacob eaton.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

jacob eaton

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Edward Weber

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Current

Morgan Sword

Executive Vice President

Current

Chris Tully

Executive Vice President

Current

Lara Wisch

Executive Vice President

Current

Name

jacob eaton

Edward Weber

Morgan Sword

Chris Tully

Lara Wisch

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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