Fanatics, based in Jacksonville, Fla., was founded in 2002 by brothers Michael Trager and Alan Trager. Michael Rubin is the company’s chairman and CEO. The company, which was last valued at $31 billion in December 2022, is a global digital sports platform for purchasing team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods. Merchandise can be accessed online, via mobile, in flagship stores, in stadiums, and on-site at the world's biggest sporting events.

In January 2022, Fanatics purchased the Topps trading card business for a reported $500 million. And in December, The Wall Street Journal reported that Fanatics had raised an additional $700 million in funds from a group of backers including private-equity firm Clearlake Capital Group and investment firm LionTree. Much of the funding will reportedly be used to finance additional takeovers.

These comments should not be interpreted to mean that the company is formally pursuing or foregoing an IPO.

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What is Fanatics's funding to date?

Fanatics has raised $1.88B to date.
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When was Fanatics founded?

Fanatics was founded in 2002.

Who are Fanatics's major investors?

Insight Venture Partners
Fidelity Investments
Temasek Holdings
Thrive Capital
MSD Capital
Alibaba Capital Partners
Silver Lake Technology Management
SoftBank Investment Advisers

Fanatics Funding Rounds and Last Known Valuation

Date Funding Round Funding Raised Price per Share Last Known Valuation
3/24/2021 Series F $322.56MM raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
8/13/2020 Series E $365MM raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
9/6/2017 Series D $521MM raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
8/25/2015 Series C $350MM raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
6/7/2013 Series B $170MM raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
6/6/2012 Series A $150MM raised $XXX.XX $XXX.XX
Based on primary financings
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