The ability of sport to attract multi-million-dollar investments from sponsor brands continues apace. GlobalData’s The Business of the Bundesliga 2022/23 includes an in-depth view and detailed evaluation of Union Berlin’s sponsor partners. Buy the report here.
Union Berlin’s total sponsorship revenue for the 2022/23 season is over $13.3m, with the biggest single investment coming from Wefox, which is an agreement valued at $3m per year. However, sponsorship values vary greatly across the different levels of partnership opportunities offered by a rights-holder, all of which are detailed in the report, in addition to the revenues of the participating teams.
In total, Union Berlin have sponsorship agreements with 95 brands in the 2022/23 season, with their top five partners accounting for 45% of the club’s total income from sponsorship.
According to GlobalData’s report, the highest-spending sponsor brands include Wefox, adidas, Comedy Central, TotalEnergies and bwin, among others. The table below shows the top ten sponsors of Union Berlin in the 2022/23 season.
Construction & real estate & financial services industries have struck the most deals
The construction & real estate industry is the most heavily represented, totaling 22 agreements with Union Berlin in 2022/23. This is followed by financial services, industrial goods & services, retail and consumer goods.
For a brand, understanding which competitors and other sectors are partnering with which sports teams, and identifying future opportunities, and crucially, at what cost, is key information for commercial strategy planning. Meanwhile, for a rights-holding team, knowing what sponsorship revenues competitor teams and competitor sports are generating from each brand / sector is critical for increasing and maximizing commercial revenues, including identifying portfolio gaps and opportunities.
For more detailed analysis of all sponsor partners of Union Berlin, as well as those of all other Bundesliga clubs, buy the report here.