Saints owner

23 March 2020 - 7:14 PM


Getty Images | Southampton owner Gao Jisheng in the stands during a Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton. According to various media he has put the club up for sale. But it is challenging times to get deals done.

M&A activity in football largely on hold due to coronavirus, but advisors believe long-term outlook remains bright

  • Top sports M&A advisors see a commitment to get deals done but admit they will take longer to close.
  • A general slowdown in dealmaking is being mirrored in the football industry, with buyers playing a waiting game.
  • Football in strong position to rebound after the crisis, with valuations expected to continue to rise.

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