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SBJ/September 26 - October 2, 2016/Power Players
Financing and advising the biggest deals in sports
Published September 26, 2016, Page 19
In producing this list, we talked to numerous sources involved in sports finance and asked them to identify the market leaders. We focused primarily on team sales — buy side and sell side — but fully understand that these groups are involved in deals covering multiple segments in sports, especially media and technology.
We have split our list into two areas. First, it’s those doing the financing of these large team deals and funding the leagues’ credit facilities; those handling major financing, syndicating bank loans, raising capital, and devising debt structure while clearly understanding the financial markets. Second, there are the investment advisers, those serving in a pure advisory role to buy-side/sell-side principals, working on valuation, deal structure, market dynamics and sell/buy strategy, among other elements.
All of the individuals have deep relationships and access to capital and high net worth individuals, and will be behind the scenes directing the largest deals in sports for years to come. Learn more about these Power Players.
Bank of America
Allen & Co.
Inner Circle Sports
Galatioto Sports Partners
The Raine Group
Evolution Media Capital
Moelis & Co.
Tipping Point Sports