JACKSON SPORTS ENTERPRISES
The New Zealand Breakers are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball League based in Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. Founded in 2003, they are the only team in the league competing from New Zealand. The Breakers won their first NBL championship in 2011, and claimed additional titles in 2012, 2013, and 2015.
Majority ownership of the team shifted in 2018 to a newly formed company called Breakers Basketball Ltd, headed by former NBA player Matt Walsh. Jackson Sports Enterprises entered into its first sports investment with the Breakers, becoming a shareholder in 2020. Mr. Jackson also sits on the advisory board alongside other significant equity holders.
Club Necaxa is a professional Mexican soccer team founded in 1923 in Mexico City by William H. Frasser, an engineer and owner of the Light and Power Company in Puebla. The team saw immediate success, winning its first title in the 1924-1925 season by defeating Club America in the Eliminatory Cup, and added numerous championship titles in the following years. Necaxa inaugurated its own stadium, the famous “Parque Necaxa” in 1930 and just 2 years later were proclaimed Champion of Champions after winning the Mexico Cup.
In the decades that followed, Necaxa experienced an 8 year hiatus, economic unrest, and ownership changes before returning to success in 1990-2000 under the new ownership of Mexican telecommunications group, Grupo Televisa. Ownership changed once more in 2014 to a group of investors and Necaxa responded with yet another tournament championship that December. Club Necaxa is the latest addition to the Jackson Sports Enterprises portfolio.
Co-founded by ten-time NBA All-Star and professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony, along with influential skills coach, Alex Bazzell, Through the Lens offers online courses and lessons taught directly by the best players, coaches, trainers, and industry professionals in basketball. This subscription based training platform launched in 2020, featuring an all-star roster of NBA and WNBA talent. The concept is built to give young athletes unprecedented access to coaching and education at the highest level, and allow them to feel like they’re in the gym with one of their favorite players.
Jackson Sports Enterprises was one of the first investors of the platform, closing in early 2020. Mr. Jackson currently sits on the advisory board.