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STATS Bolsters Analytics Capability

By John Burns, Associate Editor
May 6, 2015

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STATS LLC, Northbrook, Ill., a provider of sports technology, data and content, has purchased sports analytics software company Prozone, Leeds, UK. It is the latest of several companies that STATS has purchased in recent months.

Prozone’s presence spans four continents, and tracks and analyzes athlete performance, allowing coaches and front-office personnel to make more intelligent decisions, according to the company.

“We are excited to combine Prozone’s best-in-market analytics products for [soccer] and rugby with STATS’ media expertise and unrivaled real-time data,” says Gary Walrath, CEO of STATS. “We look forward to bringing Prozone’s strong product suite to all corners of the globe.”

Prozone’s database contains more than 100,000 players, and its technology captures data from more than 12,000 sporting events each year.

“Our knowledge and experience in performance analysis for football (soccer), rugby, hockey, and handball is a fantastic complement to STATS’ expertise in NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, college football, college basketball and soccer,” says Thomas Schmider, CEO of Prozone. “Together through our combined global sales network, we can deliver complementary products to a broader range of customers all over the world.”

For more information, visit prozonesports.com. — J.B.