Global fintech firm joins major corporate partners in the club’s pursuit of MLS and new stadium
Cary, NC – April 27, 2017 – The North Carolina Football Club announced today that Ipreo, a leading global provider of financial services technology and data, has joined the club’s Starting Eleven corporate support team. As a member of the Starting Eleven, Ipreo is committed to supporting the club’s efforts to bring an MLS franchise and a new stadium to the Triangle.
“We are proud that Ipreo has committed to helping us drive North Carolina Football Club to the highest possible level,” said North Carolina Football Club President and GM, Curt Johnson. “As we continue our pursuit of an MLS franchise, we want to show the MLS Expansion Committee the high level of corporate support we are garnering in the Triangle.”
The Starting Eleven Corporate Support Team is a group of 11 high-level Triangle-based corporate sponsors who share North Carolina Football Club’s vision of growth, sustainability and support the club’s bid for an MLS franchise, as well as its desire to build a new stadium. Ipreo, the fourth corporate sponsor to join the Starting Eleven, joins Capitol Broadcasting Company, Trademark Properties, and Cii Technology Solutions as catalysts to propel Triangle soccer to the highest level and shine an international spotlight on our community.
“The vibrant and growing community is a big part of what attracted us to the Triangle four years ago, and engaging and supporting that community is an important aspect of our corporate culture,” said O’Hara Macken, COO of Ipreo’s Global Markets Group and head of the company’s Raleigh operation. “An MLS franchise would be a boon to the Triangle and the State of North Carolina, and we’re excited to be supporting the NCFC in their bid.”
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytics. We support all participants in the capital-raising process including banks, public and private companies, institutional and individual investors, as well as research, asset management and wealth management firms. Our unique, cross-asset class solutions equip our clients with the information and tools they need for more effective decision-making and a more efficient workflow. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 1000 employees serving clients in every major financial hub around the world. Visit ipreo.com for more info.
About North Carolina Football Club
North Carolina Football Club is the largest youth-to-professional soccer organization in the country. The club is comprised of a women’s First Division team, North Carolina Courage (NWSL), a men’s Second Division team, North Carolina FC (NASL), as well as a Premier Development League team, North Carolina FC U23 (USLPDL). The organization is also home to both Boys and Girls U.S. Soccer Development Academies. The North Carolina Football Club is owned by local entrepreneur, Steve Malik, and managed by North Carolina native and longtime soccer executive Curt Johnson. North Carolina Football Club was established in 2016 to bring the highest levels of men’s and women’s professional soccer to the state. For more information, please visit www.NorthCarolinaFC.com.