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Tyre company Continental opted to upgrade to a premium stage finish sponsorship package at this year’s Tour de France

SportBusiness Sponsorship presents extensive research into partnerships at the four tennis Grand Slams – Wimbledon, Roland-Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open.

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has struck two deals for the Roland-Garros grand slam tournament.

Italian sportswear brand Kappa will pay between €5m ($5.6m) and €6m per season as the new kit supplier at French club AS Monaco, according to industry sources.

French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain has signed its first regional partnership with Philippine betting brand LoveBet.

Food delivery company Deliveroo has entered into a partnership with French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint-Germain

The French Volleyball Federation (FFVolley) has signed a late shirt sponsorship deal with online betting company Betclic, as the men’s national team prepares to commence its EuroVolley 2019 campaign o…

AS Saint-Étienne has added ZEbet, the French betting firm, to its portfolio of sponsors after an agreement was negotiated by the Lagardère Sports agency.

Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain has renewed and broadened its partnership with US video game developer Electronic Arts to 2023- 2024

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SportBusiness Sponsorship has conducted extensive research into partnerships across the top five leagues in European football, covering over two thousand deals

Ligue 1’s biggest central deal, worth €9m per season, is its title sponsorship with Conforama.

French club Girondins de Bordeaux aims to make a new ‘top five’ in Ligue 1 – both on and off the pitch – following the club’s takeover by American owners. This

Japanese tyre brand Falken Tire has tripled its investment in European football clubs since the 2015-16 season in an ongoing brand awareness campaign that now comprises between 20 and 30 per cent of its…

The €18m ($20.7m) investment of India’s Balkrishna Industries (BKT) in this month’s deal to title sponsor France’s football league cup, the Coupe de la Ligue, followed its €7.5m invest

he Fédération Française de Football will earn more than €100m ($116m) per season in sponsorship from the 2018-19 season, after a round of renewals and an adjustment of the sponsorship hierarchy to give…

Orange, the former state telco of France, this month agreed a deal to become a Main Partner of the Fédération Française de Football, the French football federation, for the next rights cycle. 

LG Electronics has dedicated a sports event sponsorship to its premium LG Signature brand for the first time, as an Official Partner of the Evian Championship, the fifth women’ s golf major, from 2017 t…

Home furnishings retail chain Conforama became the title sponsor of France’s top football league, Ligue 1, in a three-season deal, from 2017-18 to 2019-20, thought to be worth about €27m ($29.5m)

Flag carrier Qatar Airways this month became the latest major company to sign a deal with Formula E – having decided that the series has reached critical mass and good level of credibility – as the brand bolsters its portfolio ahead of the end of its Barcelona shirt deal.

For 2017, we have researched over 1,400 deals across 27 countries and covering 92 rights fees to map out the sponsorship landscape of rugby union.

For 2017, we have researched over 800 deals, 41 sports and 11 selected markets to map out the sponsorship landscape of international federations and national governing bodies.

Financial services company BNP Paribas has extended its Main Partner sponsorship of tennis’s French Open until 2021 for an increase but at a value below the French Tennis Federation’s (FFT) asking price.

French construction equipment company Altrad has become the first brand to appear on the French rugby union national team shirt under a short-term agreement tied to the France 2023 Rugby World Cup bid.

Last month, Sports Sponsorship Insider compared sponsorship activity between the Paris 2024 bid and the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF). Below is the full interview with Ludivine Roosebeke, head of sponsors, Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee.

Sweden-based clothing brand Gant has made a rare return to big-time international sports sponsorship as the Official Outfitter of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the highlight of the World Endurance Championship motorsports series.

Multinational telecoms company Orange has title sponsored the French Football League’s (LFP) companion esports Fifa 17 competition to engage more fans with its football sponsorship activation platform Le 12eme homme (The 12th man) and promote its ‘Fiber’ broadband product.

French regional airline HOP! is using sponsorship of French Top 14 rugby union teams to increase its brand awareness across the country and create strong association with rugby values.