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Stormers equity deal: Interest expected to 'ramp up' after URC win, majority overseas investors keen

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Stormers players celebrate. (Photo: @VodacomRugga/Twitter)
Stormers players celebrate. (Photo: @VodacomRugga/Twitter)

Private equity interest in the Stormers is expected to "ramp up" after their United Rugby Championship (URC) victory last weekend.

After Sport24 reported last week that seven companies expressed serious interest in acquiring a share of the Stormers, that number has now, according to reliable information, risen to eight interested parties.

One highly-placed source close to the negotiations for a new private equity investor into Western Province's professional rugby arm, the Stormers, told Sport24 that the franchise is looking considerably attractive following the team's 18-13 win over the Bulls.

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