Global Sports Intermediation

Buy side

We frequently work as a buy-side advisory to lead the purchase of or investment in a professional sports franchise, or other sports-related assets around the globe.

Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to quickly formulate strategic plans, identify teams for sale and potential acquisition and investment targets, initiate transaction discussions, conduct due diligence and negotiate acceptable terms.  

GSI Group has an expertise in:

  • Identifying teams for sale and transaction opportunities based on a client’s investment objectives.
  • Performing comprehensive team operation, League, industry and market due diligence.
  • Determining an appropriate valuation for the franchise, facility and other assets.
  • Negotiating relevant legal documentation and facilitating League approvals (if applicable).
  • Helping source key management executives post-acquisition.

We are ready to work closely with you and your own in-house M&A staff, or we will serve as the logistical alternative for companies and individuals that don’t have a dedicated staff.

As your corporate development partner we will simplify your search process, identifying teams for sale, while providing an unmatched suite of due diligence and intermediary services.

We provide clients with high-level access to franchise owners, league commissioners and governing bodies throughout minor, major and independent sports leagues.

Our direct involvement in the sports M&A market and access to league officials provides us with the most accurate information on actual transaction values.

The buy-side valuation work that we do for our clients is enhanced by our knowledge of comparable transactions, league and industry trends and our ability to understand the nuances of each transaction.

We know what issues to look for, how to identify and successfully address them. Our services include:

  • Contract review in tandem with your advisers.
  • Assist in League related issues, and their acquisition process.
  • Advice and expertise on valuation.
  • Deal and capital structure.
  • Recognizing marketing synergies and operating economies.
  • Lease negotiations.

Looking at Sports Teams for Sale?

If you are a serious and committed buyer take advantage of our comprehensive suite of buyer representation services. Start the acquisition process by either taking a look at our current listings and/or book a meeting with us for a confidential review of the marketplace and your own situation by contacting us.