Football Club Acquisition/Buy Side

As a buy-side advisor, Blackbridge works side-by-side with acquirers to identify compelling investment opportunities and to facilitate all aspects of deal execution.  Leveraging on our extensive experience in brokering transactions in football clubs, we provide investors with clear, relevant and timely advice on transactional and strategic issues. Unlike most investment banks and boutiques in the sports industry, Blackbridge is not involved in trading, research or lending, each of which can create conflict of interest when advising clients.
Key things Blackbridge do –
  • Identification and prioritization of potential acquisition opportunities based on short and long-term objectives
  • Develop an investment thesis and address the question of why should an acquisition be made (or not made)
  • Determining current and future market enterprise valuation of the investment target
  • Support in developing the most effective negotiating strategy for each situation
  • Introducing finance partners to ensure multiple options to assist in the acquisition
  • Facilitating meetings with the football governing body for official transaction approval
  • Assisting in the due diligence process with appointed lawyers
  • Handling the sensitive public relations around the transaction
  • Assistance in the vetting of management executives if a turnaround team is required
  • Building a localized management team that co-invest
“At Blackbridge we are hands-on, resourceful and persistent in our pursuit of facilitating successful transactions for our clients.” – Alexander Jarvis