Appetite for European football increases as US lenders eye opportunities
20 October 2020
MSD Capital's recent involvement with European football is symptomatic of a wider trend, according to financing intermediaries who believe US financiers are here to stay.
Despite the pandemic, hedge funds and private equity firms believe in clubs' long-term risk profile in part due to football's usually stable income flows.
League-led financing - such as in the case of the EFL or the LFP – is expected to expand in the coming months.
Clubs have been stretched to the limit because of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to disrupt the world of football, but, as some suffer, others see opportunities.
Since the beginning of the year American interest in financing clubs has increased, both from hedge funds, private equity firms, family offices and banks, according to financing intermediaries offthepitch.com spoke to.
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