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To PLC or not To PLC: a review of publicly traded companies in football

Manchester United Stadium
Thursday, 18 December 2014 By Charles Maurice

Not so long ago (certainly within the sporting memory of this writer), admitting a football club to a publicly traded market seemed quite a good idea. As financial sums grew within the sport, it was not an unreasonable conclusion to reach that clubs could be commoditised and the wealth sourced from a wider field than the traditional private company model allowed.

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Charles Maurice

Charles Maurice

Charlie is a senior associate at Stevens & Bolton LLP and specialises in the sports, media and entertainment sectors. Charlie advises on a wide range of sporting issues and has particular experience in the motor racing and football industries. 

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