Talks about a possible deal have been continuing since the beginning of 2016. Finally, the deal has been sealed. Ian Blackhurst and Brian Kennedy, who were in charge of the club since 2000 will be now replaced by Simon Orange-led company CorpAcq Ltd as the new owners at the Sale Sharks.
The Sale Sharks have performed brilliantly over the last 16 years under Brian Kennedy's ownership. After taking over in 2000, the duo helped the club build a squad that emerged victorious in the European Cup twice - first in 2002 and then in 2005.