An analysis of the trends of private equity investment in sport
With the news that Liverpool FC has been put up for sale by its owners (or at the least ready to take on new shareholders (and with Redbird capital already a shareholder)), this may be a timely moment to consider the increased interest in the sporting world by private equity.
This article examines:
- High level trends – tournament vs club level investment;
- Why sports appeals to private equity;
- Current challenges being faced.
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Stuart is Head of the Forsters’ Corporate team and is able to advise across the full range of domestic and international corporate law issues, including M&A, venture capital, private equity and other shareholder investments, group reorganisations and the return of value to shareholders.