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.
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.
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.
Online betting brand Digibet has relaunched in the European market with sponsorships of two German 1. Bundesliga clubs, Borussia Mönchengladbach and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
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.
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.
General Motors-owned car brands Opel and Vauxhall are reducing their presence in European football over the next 12 months, despite a new stadium naming rights deal with German Bundesliga club Mainz.
Porsche-owned consultancy firm MHP has renewed its title deal with German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Riesen Ludwigsburg as teams continue to rely on local companies for their top deals.
Falken Tyre Europe, the European division of the Japanese tyre manufacturer, said that it had invested in the package of 2015-16 Bundesliga play-off games and the DFL-Supercup to help create a “big bang” of media exposure at a critical time of the year for the business in Germany.
Germany's football association (DFB) last month hit its 30-per-cent-increase goal on two deals for the DFB-Pokal, the premier domestic cup competition.