Soccer pitch firm in £73m takeover

Press Association
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Five-a-side football pitch operator Goals Soccer Centres is poised for a £73.1 million takeover by one of the world's biggest pension funds.

Announcing a deal with the directors of Goals, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which owns lottery operator Camelot, said it planned to invest £40 million in adding 25 sites to the 44-strong Goals estate over the next five years.