CMA-CGM, rather more than a sponsor

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Final week, Olympique de Marseille formalized a sponsorship settlement which didn’t go unnoticed. ” The CMA-CGM Group and Olympique de Marseille are happy to announce that the CMA-CGM Group would be the subsequent important companion of Olympique de Marseille. The CMA-CGM Group, important companion of OM from the 2023-2024 season. The CMA-CGM Group, a worldwide participant in maritime, land, air and logistics options, turns into the primary companion of Olympique de Marseille from July 1, 2023 for 2 seasons. “, Can we learn at first of the official press launch of the membership.

Nothing particular you say. However the Compagnie maritime d’affretement – Compagnie Générale Maritime (CMA-CGM) -, headed by Rodolphe Saadé, is a serious participant within the Marseilles territory, the largest destroyer of jobs within the metropolis on the one hand, and on the earth of l ‘different. Because it is among the three main gamers with the Danish AP Møller-Mærsk and the Chinese language Mediterranean Delivery Firm. Along with this, the French shipowner has entered right into a strategic partnership with Air France that might convey CMA-CGM to regulate as much as 9% of the airline group. Rodolphe Saadé can also be the fifth monetary energy in France in response to the Problem rating in 2022 with 36 billion euros.

OM and CMA-CGM, main companions

Since then, the data of the collapse of Cazoo, thus far jersey companion of OM, which gave round 9 million euros over two years in mounted half, has unfold. Based on our info, the negotiations between the Phocaeans and one of many leaders in maritime transport with a turnover of 19.5 billion {dollars} within the second quarter of 2022 (i.e. a double revenue of round 7.6 billion {dollars}), a colossal determine, which has elevated exponentially because the Covid, had been began final summer time.

The figures for this strategic partnership haven’t but been communicated, however in response to our info, they might be a bit larger than what Cazoo was paying. And for good cause, it’s a actual alliance that OM has simply sealed. ” CMA-CGM can be current on the entrance of the jerseys of all Olympique de Marseille groups and also will be seen contained in the Orange Vélodrome, on the Robert Louis-Dreyfus “La Commanderie” coaching heart, at OM Campus and on the membership’s media and digital ecosystem. As the primary companion of Olympique de Marseille, CMA-CGM accompanies a complete era of gamers, as shut as doable to the sphere. This partnership will contain all of the parts of the Membership, from the youth groups, from the coaching heart to the ladies’s and males’s skilled groups. “, is it indicated. One thing not seen for a few years at OM. Neither Orange, nor Uber Eats, nor Cazoo had been that far.

The CMA-CMG can be uncompromising

A good suggestion, however which is able to give work to OM since on the CMA-CGM we additionally pay nice consideration to signage, for instance the scale of the show font on the Vélodrome or on the Campus, the instances when the identify of the group can be displayed, which was the least of Cazoo’s worries, however a topic on which his successor is already displaying himself to be intransigent.

As well as, the 2 foundations may also couple infrequently and it’s on this space that the CMA-CGM ought to put essentially the most assets: ” the CMA-CGM Basis and OM Basis may also work collectively to assist social and solidarity initiatives linked to training and geared toward younger folks. Collectively, CMA-CGM and Olympique de Marseille are initiating a partnership constructed on ardour, with Marseille at its coronary heart “.

OM may be very proud

A supply of delight for Pablo Longoria: “ we’re very pleased with this partnership. As a result of we’re speaking about an necessary establishment within the metropolis and within the native financial material. We stated that we wished to do an necessary undertaking for Marseille, necessary for the territory. Having the assist of CMA-CGM and that they consider in what we do every day within the modifications that we consider are good for the membership is necessary for the membership. It’s a assist that we think about essential, to seek out by our aspect necessary folks within the financial system of the territory. This is superb information and we’re very comfortable to have CMA-CGM by our aspect as a result of it is a partnership, however it additionally sends a powerful message on the native stage. We’re going to work loads for the event of exercise within the metropolis. We did not simply discuss concerning the world of sport, but in addition concerning the world of training in Marseille, but in addition about all of the developments that may be made in Marseille across the totally different foundations. It is extremely fascinating for us. Cazoo, after all, received out of sponsorship, as they communicated, we noticed it as a possibility to search for individuals who consider within the undertaking, in what we do every day. With CMA-CGM, we discovered not solely a sponsor, however a companion to have the ability to develop actual initiatives round soccer. That is one thing we’re very proud to have the ability to have with us CMA-CGM and it’s a sturdy message for Marseille “.

Inevitably, with this type of information, we see resurgence all over the place the rumors of a sale of the membership. On the one hand as a result of Rodolphe Saadé has been extra publicized for a while, but in addition as a result of he’s a neighborhood actor who’s gaining weight. Certainly, just lately, he managed to purchase the newspaper Provence for the tidy sum of 81 million euros when his important opponent on this affair, Xavier Niel, thought that twenty million could be greater than sufficient to finish this file. This was not sufficient and after a slight presidential intervention, the proprietor of Paris-Turf threw within the towel on the newspaper of which he owned 11%. Given the rise of the businessman, the shortcut was simple to do. The primary social gathering, on the microphone of France Interhas additionally denied any want to purchase OM.

The sale swept away by Saadé and Longoria

No. My intention is to place this partnership in place, to develop it with OM and I believe that makes a whole lot of sense. For OM, it is a strategic partnership that we’re establishing and I believe that is sufficient. “, he coldly let go. Identical story on the aspect of Pablo Longoria at a press convention this Tuesday on the Robert Louis-Dreyfus Coaching Heart.

It is by no means topical, it is fairly the other. We work with the brand new construction, the Supervisory Board, which appears to be like increasingly just like the day-to-day working of the membership. Yesterday, we had been speaking a few five-year undertaking. How one can develop effectively to reach in 2024, which can be a turning level in worldwide soccer with the brand new distributions of European competitions and within the case of French soccer with a brand new distribution of TV rights. It is by no means related and I do not know why in right this moment’s world, we have now this everlasting must get all of the messages throughout with out checking or attempting to make controversies which might be fueled by social networks. The message is obvious: there may be nothing. It is fairly the other. We now have to thank CMA-CGM for the belief they gave us to change into a serious companion of the membership, however the sale is just not on the playing cards. “A message couldn’t be clearer from the president of OM.

Past Rodolphe Saadé’s official unwillingness to purchase OM, there are different explanations. Just a few weeks in the past, once we had been already discussing this partnership internally on the CMA-CGM tower, we had been additionally considering of a doable future takeover. Possibility as soon as once more swept in excessive locations. There are explicit fears of overflows, within the occasion of redemption and poor outcomes, injury to the tower, at the moment protected by a nice safety crew, however which won’t be able to manage within the occasion of large-scale overflows, but in addition to commit in an irrational funding, which isn’t the sort of home. For now, subsequently, and with out being fictional, CMA-CGM is a companion, greater than a sponsor, however won’t essentially be extra within the months or years to return.

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