Rangers announce partnership with Asian investment firm DCP Capital
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Rangers announce partnership with Asian investment firm DCP Capital

Rangers have announced a new partnership with international private equity firm DCP Capital, who’ll be the new front of shirt sponsor for the club’s women’s team.

It’s the latest in a string of behind the scenes developments for the women’s side and an exciting opportunity to work with the internationally renowned firm.

With offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and New York, DCP Capital focus on opportunities in Asia and have been investing in Greater China since 1993.

The link with the group provides Rangers with a potential network of investors and offers exposure opportunities to the club and its burgeoning women’s side.

Rangers Director Julian Wolhardt is the Chief Executive Officer of DCP Capital and he expressed his excitement about the partnership.

“DCP Capital are delighted to become the new Principal Partner of the Rangers Women’s team at this very exciting time for women’s football internationally and at the club,” said Wolhardt.

“We firmly believe football can be used as a force for good and as a vehicle to empower women on and off the pitch and importantly, to inspire more girls to play football.

“We are proud supporters of the work that Amy McDonald and all of her team are doing for our players and wish them good luck for the season ahead.”

James Bisgrove, Rangers Director of Commercial and Marketing, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome DCP Capital to the club’s stable of Official Partners and to launch this landmark partnership at a time where the profile, audience and commercial interest in the Women’s game is experiencing unprecedented growth.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The 2020 season promises to be an exciting campaign both on and off the pitch for Rangers and we’re delighted that DCP Capital will be the first-ever Principal Partner, supporting their long-term development.”

Earlier in the season Rangers announced the intention to fully integrate the women’s football team into the club’s footballing department [Rangers].

This means the Women will train at the Hummel Training Centre and begin to sign professional players.

With women’s football expanding across the globe, Rangers are looking to take a pioneering role in the women’s game not just in Scotland but across Europe and the world.

Dave King spoke about wanting the development of the women’s side to be one of the biggest “legacies” from the South African’s time as chairman and as a shareholder [Rangers].