With the Final Four ahead this weekend, TSG has pulled together a comparison of public payments companies versus sports teams/organizations. Click here for the full illustration.
For example, Square was founded in 2009, went public in November 2015, and is already more valuable than the combined value of the top 50 NCAA men's basketball teams. Mastercard and Visa went from membership organizations to publicly traded companies in 2006 and 2007, respectively; since that time, their value has increased drastically taking them well past the value of the NFL, NBA, and MLB.
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