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Nick Clarry

Managing Partner

CVC

London, UK


Nick Clarry
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Nick’s Biography

Nick Clarry is a Managing Partner at CVC, a significant player in the global private equity market. He joined CVC in 2003 and is head of Sports, Media & Entertainment for CVC globally, working alongside more than 20 country teams at CVC on investments in that vertical.

Led by its Managing Partners and majority owned by its employees, CVC is a private equity and investment advisory firm that manages funds for investors all over the world. Its success is driven by professional teams who have a thorough understanding of the specialised corporate environments in which they work.

Nick's first sports investment at CVC was Formula One, where he worked alongside Donald Mackenzie Co-Chairman at CVC, to institutionalise and globalise the sport and help it to achieve its full potential. The MotoGP investment & Formula One investment helped establish the concept of sports as an asset class for CVC.

As Head of Sports, Media & Entertainment, Nick has contributed to many large investments for CVC including; La Liga, LFP (Ligue 1), Six Nations Rugby, Premiership Rugby, United Rugby Championship,...
Nick Clarry is a Managing Partner at CVC, a significant player in the global private equity market. He joined CVC in 2003 and is head of Sports, Media & Entertainment for CVC globally, working alongside more than 20 country teams at CVC on investments in that vertical.

Led by its Managing Partners and majority owned by its employees, CVC is a private equity and investment advisory firm that manages funds for investors all over the world. Its success is driven by professional teams who have a thorough understanding of the specialised corporate environments in which they work.

Nick's first sports investment at CVC was Formula One, where he worked alongside Donald Mackenzie Co-Chairman at CVC, to institutionalise and globalise the sport and help it to achieve its full potential. The MotoGP investment & Formula One investment helped establish the concept of sports as an asset class for CVC.

As Head of Sports, Media & Entertainment, Nick has contributed to many large investments for CVC including; La Liga, LFP (Ligue 1), Six Nations Rugby, Premiership Rugby, United Rugby Championship, Volleyball World, Gujurat Titans in the Indian Premier League, Stage Entertainment, SkyBet and Samsonite International among others.

CVC has a strong commitment to philanthropic work in its local communities around the world. Nick serves on CVC’s Foundation Philanthropy Committee and has also sought to provide philanthropic support to several organisations in London over the last 20 years, including; Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Old Vic, ZooNation, the British Film Institute, the Serpentine, the Courtauld Institute among others. Nick has served as the Chair at The Old Vic Theatre Trust since 2014, which is one of the leading not-for-profit theatres in the UK, working in the arts, education and the community.

Prior to joining CVC, Nick spent 10 years in investment banking, primarily in the mergers & acquisitions departments at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
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Nick’s Newsfeed

Financial Times
Private equity investor CVC makes its mark on rugby union

CVC is working with rugby executives and stakeholders on ‘Project Amplify’ to unify and modernise the sport. Nick Clarry, the managing partner responsible for CVC's sports investments, told the Financial Times that there was now a path to “significant growth”.

Financial Times
Carlyle to sell UK video games maker Jagex for £910mn

Nick Clarry, managing partner and head of CVC’s sports, media and entertainment team, said the company planned to improve the RuneScape games as well as their accessibility on various platforms.

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Nick’s Background

CVC
Managing Partner
May 2003 - Present
London, UK
CVC is an international credit and private equity firm. It was founded in 1981 and now has 29 local offices worldwide. Nick is the Head of Sports, Media and Entertainment at CVC globally.
 
Morgan Stanley | Investment Banking and Capital Markets
Vice President
Jan 2000 - Dec 2003
London, UK
Morgan Stanley is a financial services and investment bank based in New York and founded in 1931. The investment bank has offices in more than 42 countries and employs more than 55,000 people throughout the world, providing financial services to firms, governments, institutions, and individuals.
 
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Advisory Roles

Stage Entertainment
Non-Executive Director
Jul 2015 - Present
London, UK
Stage Entertainment, founded in 1998 by Joop van den Ende, is one of the world's leading theatre producers and owners. The emergence and broad popularity of musical theatre on the European continent has been aided in large part by Stage Entertainment.
 
IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este
Director
Apr 2015 - Present
Punta del Este, UY
Ironman triathlons are organised by the World Triathlon Corporation. They consist of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile run, completed in that order. It is widely regarded as one of the world's most difficult one-day sporting events.
 

Current Board Positions

Volleyball World
Board Member
London, UK
Volleyball World's goal is to create an integrated ecosystem that uses digital and live events to connect all fans, athletes, and business partners. Launched in 2021, Volleyball World is a partnership between the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball and CVC Capital Partners that aims to boost volleyball's global growth, innovation, and investment.
 
United Rugby Championship
Board Member
London, UK
The United Rugby Championship is a rugby union league held every year in which clubs from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and South Africa compete. It was previously known as the Pro14, but it was renamed in 2021 as the league expanded to include four South African teams. CVC owns a 28% stake in the rugby governing body.
 
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Previous Board Positions

SkyBet
Board Member
London, UK
SkyBet is a sports betting company that specialises in football and horse racing. It also sponsors the English Football League. In 2014, CVC agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Sky Bet from Sky in a transaction valued at £800m.
 
Formula 1
Board Member
London, UK
Formula 1® racing is the most prestigious motor racing competition in the world, as well as the most popular yearly athletic series. It has more than half a billion fans worldwide.
 
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Interviews

CVC brought the Midas touch to F1 - but do rugby TV rights really offer a pot of gold?
Quoted
Dec 2020
London, UK
Nick discusses the potential financial success of commercialising rugby broadcasting after CVC's large percentage purchase of Premiership Rugby.
 
What are CVC’s plans for rugby?
Interviewee
Aug 2020
London, UK
Nick Clarry of CVC says there is a lot of commercial potential in rugby as it is a comparatively young professional sport. It only gained professional status in 1995.
 

Features

Nick Clarry, A Big Bettor on Pro Sports
Featured
Dec 2021
London, UK
Bloomberg features Nick as part of their "People and Ideas that Defined Global Business in 2021" list and highlights his achievements in sports acquisitions for CVC.
 
These six men can save rugby in 2021
Featured
Jan 2021
London, UK
Nick is named among his peers as one of the most influential men in world rugby.
 
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Charitable Interests

The Old Vic Theatre Trust
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Feb 2014 - Present
London, UK
The Old Vic is a non-profit producing theatre in London, England. The Royal Coburg Theatre opened in 1818 and was renamed the Royal Victoria Theatre in 1833. The Royal Victoria Palace was renovated and reopened in 1871.
 
Rosendale Partnerships
Senior Advisor
London, UK
Rosendale Partnerships secures, develops and delivers compelling creative partnerships with some of the UK's most prestigious charities and arts institutions, as well as some of the world's most recognisable brands.
 

Press Releases

LaLiga and CVC Fund VIII to set Project Boost LaLiga in motion
Quoted
Dec 2021
London, UK
The groundbreaking agreement between LaLiga and CVC Fund VIII sets a precedent for other European leagues as well as the wider sports and entertainment industry.
 
FIVB partners with CVC to drive global growth of volleyball
Quoted
Feb 2021
London, UK
Volleyball World is a new partnership between the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and CVC Capital Partners Fund VII that will encourage innovation, growth, and investment in volleyball across the globe.
 
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Nick’s Education

University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Arts - Economics
1990 - 1993
University of Cambridge
Master of Arts