Rafa Nadal Academy at a transatlantic pace. The Spanish fund GPF has become a shareholder in Rafa Nadal Academy with the aim of promoting the internationalization of the school, as it progresses Expansion.
The fund, directed by Martín Rodríguez Fraile, Lorenzo Martínez de Albornoz, Ignacio Olascoaga and Guillermo Castellanos, has 1.2 billion assets under management. These are distributed under the management of GPF Capital I, GPF Capital II and Inbest GPF Real Estate, all of them owned by private investors from Spain, the United States and several countries in Europe and Latin America.
In 2018, Rafa Nadal’s school began its growth plan abroad, with Mexico as the first country in which it landed, along with Greece and Hong Kong. Two years later, the tennis player opted for Kuwait to inaugurate his teaching and technical training center.
Now, The United States is the new target after the entry of the fund. As various sources have revealed to the aforementioned media, the entry of GPF into the shareholding of Rafa Nadal Academy includes an ambitious plan to accelerate international expansion, not only with the opening of new centers in holiday destinations and reference cities on an international scale. , but also with the opening of new Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, with the United States as the first strategic location.
Rafa Nadal has stressed that “I am personally very satisfied with everything we have been doing so far; “I am especially excited to start this exciting stage of international expansion with GPF.”
Rafa Nadal Academy is already present in Mexico, Hong Kong, Greece and Kuwait
In the process of becoming a shareholder, GPF has been advised by the consulting firm Ernst&Young, Roland Berger and Uría Menéndez. For its part, Rafa Nadal Academy has had the advice of Broseta Abogados.
The Mallorcan tennis player’s commitment to training is total, which is why on April 3 he announced your alliance with the company Sierra Blanca Estates to create a new sports city in Malaga. The new facility, which will have 33,000 square meters, will be located in the Parque Litoral area, in the western area of the Andalusian city.
In April 2022, the Manacor tennis player’s network of sports centers, Rafa Nadal Tennis Center, landed in Hong Kong with the help of Hong Kong Golf&Tennis Academy (Hkgta)a sports venue that has tennis programs developed using the Rafa Nadal Academy methodology and coaches from Mallorca who have traveled to the Asian country.
Since Nadal opened his first sports center in 2016 in Manacor (Mallorca), the athlete has opted to replicate the model in other countriesas well as promoting sports tourism.
Rafa Nadal has 22 Grand Slam titles. He is considered the best Spanish tennis player in history and one of the best in the world. His greatest milestone has been winning the Roland Garros tournament fourteen times, something that no other tennis player has achieved in any other Grand Slam. He has also won Olympic gold in singles and doubles.