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Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund is reportedly on the verge of a €300m ($336m) mega-deal with German sportswear brand and current kit sponsor Puma.

German postal services and courier group Deutsche Post DHL will honour its shirt sleeve agreement with Bundesliga club Schalke 04 even though the subsidiary brand it supported in the first year of the…

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

The Bundesliga's central sponsorship income has plateaued since it handed over sleeve sponsorship rights to clubs in 2017-18. Previously, logistics brand Hermes paid €8.5

US fast food chain McDonald’s has quit German football sponsorship to focus on esports, following a similar path taken by carmaker Mercedes-Benz last year.

German Handball Bundesliga club THW Kiel has extended its shirt sponsorship agreement with regional lottery company Lotto Schleswig-Holstein

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund is reportedly on the verge of a €300m ($336m) mega-deal with German sportswear brand and current kit sponsor Puma.

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich has signed a new partnership with Japanese video game developer Konami, bringing to an end its association with EA Sports

German Bundesliga football club Schalke 04 has expanded its partnership with cleaning, security and personnel services provider Stölting.

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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…

“If you try to get out of someone else’s shadow to overtake them, you will lose. Race your own race. Define your own speed. That’s the way we do our business.”

Bundesliga International, a subsidiary of the German Football League, and bookmaker Tipico have signed the first partnership between the league and a private betting company.

Santander Consumer Bank, the German subsidiary of Spanish banking group Banco Santander, has renewed its second-tier partnership with Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach to communicate values of …

The German subsidiary of Spanish banking group Banco Santander has renewed its second-tier partnership with resurgent Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach in a five-year deal from 2017-18 to 2021-22. 

German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom and its mobile network brand T-Mobile is using sponsorship to improve its market share in key markets and to boost brand awareness and sales

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.

Japanese carmaker Toyota last month added major National Olympic Committee (NOC) sponsorship properties in support of its record-breaking Olympic Global Partner agreement.

At most sports industry conferences, the temptation is to seek out the big names and major international players rather than the local sports, agency or corporate brands that largely populate the event. At SpoBis, German sports industry practitioners were out in force and themselves paid close attention to the narratives and strategies presented by many top-level speakers.

Online betting brand Digibet has relaunched in the European market with sponsorships of two German 1. Bundesliga clubs, Borussia Mönchengladbach and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Main sponsors of the German Table Tennis Federation (DTTB) have taken two of the prime positions at next year’s 2017 World Championships in Düsseldorf. T

German banking group ING-DiBa has renewed as the main sponsor of Germany’s national basketball and national wheelchair basketball teams at roughly the same fee as the previous deal, despite the retirement of the brand’s long-term brand ambassador, Dirk Nowitzki, from international basketball at the start of this year.

Polymer materials supplier Covestro is using branding of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) to promote its new corporate identity in Germany, having separated from the chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant…

The Deutscher Fussball Bund, the German football federation, said this week that it had taken a gamble in only extending its kit sponsorship deal with adidas by four years.

The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) has increased the value of its sponsorship portfolio for the 2013-16 cycle, but has failed to meet revenue expectations over the last decade, according to the organisation’s president Alfons Hörmann.