Vincere Capital Completes Multimillion Dollar Investment In Phoenix Rising FC

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Vincere Capital announced the completion of a multimillion dollar investment into Phoenix, Arizona-based Phoenix Rising FC, effective November 9, 2022.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Scottsdale, Arizona-based Vincere Capital announced the completion of a multimillion dollar investment into Phoenix, Arizona-based Phoenix Rising FC effective November 9, 2022.

As the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona and two-time United Soccer League (USL) Western Conference Champions, Phoenix Rising FC welcomed this investment as it continues striving for excellence, both on and off the field.


Pablo Prichard, President of Vincere Capital, states, “After months of searching for investment opportunities within professional soccer, it turned out the perfect fit was right in our hometown. We are pleased to be joining a Club that has a winning spirit in their DNA, a committed leadership team, and most importantly an incredible and passionate fan base. We look forward to helping continue to grow the beautiful game in the Valley of the Sun.”

“After working toward this day over many months, we are thrilled to welcome Vincere Capital to the Phoenix Rising family,” said Phoenix Rising Governor Bill Kraus. “In addition to capital, the Vincere team brings passion, knowledge and creativity to an already accomplished Rising Board and shareholder group. We look forward to working together to grow the game in Arizona, and elevate Rising to the highest level of professional play for its passionate fans.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Baer Fisher, Partner at Vincere Capital, will join the Phoenix Rising FC Board of Directors.

The Vincere Capital investment news comes just days after Phoenix Rising FC announced plans to relocate its stadium in the City of Phoenix at the intersection of 38th St. and Washington. Rising intends to host its 2023 home opener and season at the new site beginning this Spring.

Richard Shapiro of Aspire Financial, LLC acted as financial advisor and Timothy Cwick of Brotschul Potts, LLC acted as legal advisor to Vincere Capital. Travis Leach of Dentons acted as legal advisor to Phoenix Rising FC.

This deal closed November 9, 2022.

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About Vincere Capital:

Vincere Capital is a family office that manages its diversified investment portfolio across a wide range of asset classes in both the public and private markets with a long-term investment horizon. In addition to its investments in the public markets, Vincere actively invests in high-growth opportunities in the venture capital, private equity, and real estate spaces. Proudly based in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, we value deep and long-lasting relationships with our partners, including but not limited to our management teams, board members, entrepreneurs, co-investors, and other key stakeholders.

About Phoenix Rising FC:

Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona history. Established in 2016, the club has won the 2020 and 2018 Western Conference Titles as well as the USL Championship’s 2019 Regular Season Title. Rising holds the record for the longest win streak in American professional soccer history (20 matches). It is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, and an impressive collection of local business leaders and international celebrities. Phoenix Rising FC plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. For season tickets or more information call 602-666-7390 or visit You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub) or by downloading the Official Team App in the App Store or Google Play.

Media Contacts:

Vincere Capital Sports, LLC

Propel Communications

Erin Terjesen, Principal

[email protected]


Phoenix Rising FC

Jason Minnick, Director of Communications and Community Relations [email protected]


Media Contact

Erin Terjesen, Propel Communications, 602-625-2871, [email protected]

Jason Minnick, Phoenix Rising FC, 602.666.7390, [email protected]


SOURCE Vincere Capital

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