Saracens Announce CME Group as Back of Shirt Sponsor

By Community | February 11, 2014

Aviva Premiership team Saracens have announced today a partnership with derivatives firm, CME Group. 

CME Group’s logo will appear on the back of the Saracens playing shirts and at Allianz Park at one of the entrance gates renamed CME Group Gate.

William Knottenbelt, Managing Director of CME Group for Europe, Middle East and Africa said: “This is an exciting time for the company as we continue to globalise our business and further establish ourselves in the City of London, and we regard Saracens as an ideal partner with a similar ambition. Aside from their sustained success on the field, the club combines a clear culture of declared values with an engaging ambition to become the most recognised club brand in the game — it’s all part of the Saracens vision and we are excited to be involved.”

Nigel Wray, Saracens chairman, said: “CME Group is an established global company with bold plans in Europe, and we are delighted they are joining our team. Rugby in general, and English club rugby in particular, has entered a phase of outstanding growth, and we are confident of delivering outstanding value. We have moved our commercial and sales teams into the City of London, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with the CME Group, in whom we have found a kindred spirit.”