Manchester City's parent group has purchased the remaining 50% holding in its US-based Goals Soccer Centres joint venture.
City Football Group struck the 50:50 joint venture deal in 2017 but has now moved to take full control of the US operations of the five-aside football chain, which has a considerable and recognisable presence in the UK.
Goals' US operations are much smaller; City unveiled ambitions plans for expansion when the joint venture deal was first announced three years ago.
The Financial Times reported that CFG would invest $16million into the joint venture to fund growth. Last year, the main parent of the chain collapsed following an accounting fraud going back almost a decade.
Rival five-aside pitch operator Soccerworld and private equity firm Inflexion later moved to buy Goals' main operations, after Deloitte was brought in to act as Goals' administrator.
A CFG spokesperson confirmed the deal to MEN Sport but did not make any further comment. No financial details were disclosed.
As well as Manchester City, CFG has ownership stakes in New York City FC in the US, as well as Sichuan Jiuniu in China, Melbourne City in Australia and Mumbai City in India. The group portfolio is completed by minority positions in Girona (Spain), Club Atletico Torque (Uruguay) and Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan).
In November 2019, US private equity group Silver Lake acquired just over 10% of CFG by way of a $500million (£384million) equity investment.