Perform sees a strong year ahead

Sports rights company Perform said yesterday it was well set for strong growth as it prepares to negotiate new deals with online bookmakers who use its video streams of live action. The firm, whose shares have doubled in value since it floated in London two years ago, reported a 37 per cent increase in revenue to £43m in the three months to the end of March. Perform owns right to major sports, such as Italy’s Serie A football.