Who are Sport Republic owner of Southampton, net worth, CEO and owners

Who are Sport Republic owner of Southampton, net worth, CEO and owners

Here is all you need to know about the London based sports investment fund, Sport Republic the owners of the Southampton Football Club along with its net worth

After an 11-year tenure in the English top tier, Southampton were relegated from the Premier League after losing 2-0 to Fulham at home.

Who are Sport Republic owner of Southampton, net worth in 2023, CEO and owners

Located in London, Sport Republic is a sports investment fund.

Currently, they own almost 80% of Southampton, a Premier League team.

Sport Republic is run by Rasmus Ankersen, Henrik Kraft, and primary investor Dragan Olak.


The business was started by Kraft, a former partner and head of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ (KKR) European Technology & Communications Industry Team, and Ankersen, a former director of football at Brentford FC.

After learning about the collaboration, Olak decided to participate and took the role of the principal investor.

In January 2022, Sport Republic bought 80% of Southampton FC from infamous Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng.

Olak has denied that his investment in Southampton had any bearing on the Balkans’ inability to watch Premier League games on television.

The 32,000-seat St. Mary’s Stadium is where Southampton, a Hampshire-based organisation formed in 1885, has its home games.


After placing sixth in the Premier League in 2016, Southampton was previously acknowledged as one of the world’s fastest-growing football clubs.

They finished last in the league in the 2022–23 season, and they now risk being dropped to the Championship.

Along with the Turkish team Goztepe SK, Sport Republic has also invested in the gamification and on-screen engagement business Sport Buff.

Who is Southampton FC CEO Martin Semmens?

Martin Semmens serves as the vice chairman for strategy at Southampton Football Club.

He was hired for the position in 2019 and is responsible for overseeing the club’s daily operations.

What are the Southampton football club owners net worth?


According to reports, Kraft and Olak are both billionaires.

More than £1 billion is considered to be Olak’s net worth.

The businessman made his first big bucks in 2000 when he created United Group, a telecom company.

In his bio on the Sports Republic website, he is identified as the creator of United Group and the chairman of its advisory board.

Olak has previously stated that he will give the club more money if it is required.


Kraft is worth an estimated £2 billion.

While working as a partner and leading the European Technology and Communications Industry Team at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, former wealth manager Kraft amassed his fortune.

Ankersen has a net worth of about £3.9 million.

From 2015 until 2021, he was Brentford’s co-football director.

In Denmark, he held the position of executive chairman for FC Midtjylland.