Interview: Private equity individuals from US increasingly keen on buying English clubs
18 November 2019
"There is now significant private equity investment entering the football economy," says top M&A lawyer from New York.
But one factor makes the purchase of English clubs tricky, and eager investors try to negotiate their way out of it.
Lower-league clubs are sometimes seen as great investments due to the potential for optimisation at these clubs.
Few people have a deeper insight into US investment in English football than Charles Baker, co-chair of the Sports Industry Group at New York-based law firm O’Melveny.
His group is a full service sports practice advising on transactions, including M&A, as well as other commercial matters such as stadium finance, media rights and sponsorship.
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