Saints Safety MALCOLM JENKINS adds to growing portfolio as minority investor in Premier League BURNLEY FC
UNITED STATES, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – MALCOLM JENKINS, two-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl safety, was announced today as a minority investor in the Premier League’s Burnley Football Club.
Jenkins’ investment in the historic football club based in the North West of England comes as a shareholder of ALK Capital which acquired Burnley FC on December 31. The US investment group is led by former CEO of Real Salt Lake and now chairman of Burnley FC, Alan Pace.
The investment comes from Malcolm’s holding company, MALCOLM INC, and the new vertical company DISRUPT SPORTS PARTNERS, which focuses on business ventures in sports and leagues.
Jenkins visited Burnley FC’s historic Turf Moor Stadium for the first time last week, before watching the team – known as the Clarets – take on Premier League champions Manchester City alongside club president Pace.
“I am delighted to enter this new relationship as Burnley FC are known for their tenacity, work ethic, good sportsmanship and efficient operational infrastructure. It is a great choice for me personally and for my business to invest in the growth of the sport alongside a historic organization that aligns with our company values, ”said Jenkins.
Burnley Football Club was founded in 1882 and is one of England’s most historic clubs as one of the 12 founding members of the Football League. The club has been crowned twice English champions and once the FA Cup. Under the leadership of the Premier League’s longest-serving current manager, Sean Dyche, the club entered their sixth consecutive season in the Premier League and qualified for European competition in 2018.
Burnley FC have played Turf Moor since 1893, making it the second oldest ground in English football.
Over the past three years, Jenkins has built his holding company, Malcolm Inc. to manage its portfolio of off-field activities, philanthropic and brand partnerships with a diverse and strong roster of companies in the media, technology, clothing, restaurants, real estate and sports. and Education.
“It has become more and more important for me to make thoughtful strategic investments in the people, products and services that I love, with the commonality that we are expanding the opportunities for minority athletes and artists to create. generational wealth in emerging areas that you don’t usually see in black. and brown investors, ”Jenkins said.
Led by Chief Investment Officer Ralonda Johnson, the management team of Malcolm Inc. has over 65 years of experience. Jenkins’ portfolio of companies list includes DISRUPT SPORTS PARTNERS, LISTEN UP MEDIA, a multimedia production company with a mission to present and distribute content that seeks to entertain while creating social awareness around systemic issues of the media. company ; BROAD STREET VENTURES, a $ 10 million investment vehicle fully funded by black and brown investors, including a group of other NFL players; DISRUPT FOODS, a multi-unit franchise developer and quick-service restaurant operator focused on leveling the economic playing field for blacks and Hispanics through franchise ownership; E&R REAL ESTATE GROUP to expand black ownership of land and real estate across the United States, DAMARI, a bespoke clothing business, including ready-to-wear and bespoke men’s and women’s suits, and THE MALCOLM JENKINS FOUNDATION, a 501 (c) 3 public charity founded in 2010 by Jenkins with a mission to make positive changes in the lives of young people in underserved communities.
Broad Street Ventures hosts quarterly virtual seminars for potential and current investors to educate them on entering venture capital, angel investing, venture capital and emerging areas, among others. BSV partners include Jacoby Brissett (Miami Dolphins), Duron Harmon (Atlanta Falcons), Devin McCourty (New England Patriots), Jason McCourty (Miami Dolphins), Jordan Matthews (NFL free agent), Rodney McLeod (Philadelphia Eagles), Sharrie Williams (broadcaster), India Robinson (Malcolm, Inc) and Ralonda Johnson (Malcolm, Inc) among other NFL players and industry leaders. BSV’s focus area includes early-growing and late-stage technology and consumer products including AirBnB, Epic Games, Udemy, Dapper Labs, Therabody (Theragun) and Preziba, among others.
For more information visit https://malcolminc.com/.
ABOUT MALCOLM JENKINS
12-year NFL veteran, two-time Super Bowl champion, three-time Pro-Bowl winner, Malcolm Jenkins is a team captain, NFLPA executive committee member, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive director, published author, CNN contributor and advocate for social change.
A three-time NFL Man of the Year Walter Payton finalist and 2017 NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White Award winner, Jenkins strives to make a positive difference in the lives of young people in underserved communities through of the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. He holds a BA in Strategic Communications from Ohio State University and is a 2020-2021 Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Weatherhead Initiative on Global History.
ABOUT BURNLEY FC:
Burnley FC is a Premier League football club from the town of Burnley in East Lancashire. Founded in 1882, it was one of the first to turn professional in 1893, the same year the club moved to its home ground, Turf Moor, making it the second longest stadium in English professional football. .
The club have a rich history in English football, being crowned champions of England twice in 1920-1921 and 1959-1960. The club lifted the FA Cup in 1914 and won the FA Charity Shield twice, in 1960 and 1973.
The club, known as The Clarets, are enjoying their sixth consecutive Premier League season, having recently won an elite promotion as the league winner in 2015-16. The club spent 59 seasons in total in the top division of English football and qualified for continental competition three times, most notably reaching the quarter-finals of the European Cup in 1960-61.
The club enjoy a Tier 1 Premier League academy, which has produced talents such as England international Jay Rodriquez and England Under-21 international Dwight McNeil.
In 2021, the Clarets merged with Burnley FC Women as part of a long-term strategy to professionalize women’s football within the club. Burnley FC Women play in the FA Women’s National League North after securing consecutive promotions, as champions of the FA Women’s National League Division One North in 2018-19 and the North West Women’s Regional Football League in 2017-18.
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