Advising Clients on Mergers & Acquisitions in Football

Advising Clients on Mergers & Acquisitions in Football

Available to view from 1 May 2024

With a SmartPlan £99

With a Season Ticket £198

Standard price £396

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.25 hours
Access for entire organisation


This webinar will cover a six-point strategy of how to buy a football club.

There is an increasing level of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in football currently and this session will provide practical advice and tips as to how to advise clients when they are looking to invest into or acquire a football club and what the process looks like.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Intention - what is important to the prospective new owner? How do they intend to buy the football club? How will the money be spent? What are their objectives? Governance implications
  • Identification - education; sports advisory firms; investment banks; specialist partners
  • Valuation - valuation methods; club; market; league; IP & brand; real estate
  • Approach - bankers; lawyers; financiers; PR & communications
  • Transaction - striking a deal on valuation; data room; due diligence process; assets being purchased; debt; liabilities
  • Negotiation & closing - financial structure; clauses; owners & directors test; exclusivity period; stumbling blocks

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Wednesday 1st May 2024 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.