Blackbridge Sports entered into the competitive football financing space in Q1, 2020 due to our long standing relationships in China and Hong Kong with stakeholders of football clubs.
Ownership groups and their financial advisers regularly contact us and request our assistance and advice on introducing trusted lenders in the market. The lenders we introduce are UHNW Investor backed Family Offices from North America and the Middle East.
The loan types we have generally worked on are loans backed by TV rights income and/or player receivables in England, Portugal, and Spain.
Blackbridge do not give financial or legal advice on such arrangements – we solely facilitate high quality introductions and best manage expectations with principals and their deal teams of lawyers, bankers and accountants.
Due to the COVID-19 impact on the football and sports business, we will continue to be very active in this business in the coming years.
The lenders Blackbridge work with are mostly US based lenders. Although we do have extensive relationships with lenders in the UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong and Cayman Islands.
Blackbridge Sports are considering creating a dedicated fund specialised in football financing with trusted partners due to the dealflow volume we currently receive.
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