Helping investors and owners to quantify the risks and rewards associated with running a football club
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OBJECTIVE INVESTMENT DECISIONS
We advise and support club owners and investors in achieving their sporting ambitions. We provide research, insights and projections using our proprietary algorithms and databases. We support the pre-acquisition, due diligence and post-acquisition stages, building a full road map from club identification to on-site visits to planning and strategic implementation upon completion.
STRATEGY & OPTIMISATION
Derived from client discussions, we use objective criteria and market analysis models to identify the best territories and narrow down the search. We provide landscape analysis on different markets as well as guidance on over or under performance of clubs and leagues against various industry benchmarks.
We provide clients with objective information to make an informed judgement on the investment case for target acquisition clubs, in the context of their objectives. We also use our deep network of contacts and (should clients require it) are experienced in making first contact with Clubs in a discrete and effective way to gather key information.
SPORTING DUE DILIGENCE
We use proprietary algorithms to accurately and robustly model the likely performance impact of planned additional investment. We project at what level investment and capital injections would be required to achieve certain sporting outcomes such as league finish or qualification for Europe.
We assess the target club’s transfer flows and the tendencies compared to their league. We assess their go-to markets and identify strengths and inefficiencies in player trading operations, including age profiles, transfer success, “hit rate” and return on investment.
We fuse performance data and business analytics as well as assessing market factors, specific club/country factors to build models predicting the current over or under performance of a club’s playing and coaching staff, the club’s future potential performance and the revenue value of the club’s player portfolio.
ACADEMY VALUE FOR MONEY
We benchmark the capacity and productivity potential of club academies against others locally and across the world, looking at historical return on investment both internally (savings on transfer fees or salary) and externally (player sales).
on-site club audit
We have developed an objective framework to fully “audit” every department of a club. We review documents, conduct interviews and assess the operational capabilities of prospective clubs, culminating in a detailed and structured report with recommendations and action plans, giving the client much more “on the ground” context.
STRATEGY & OPTIMISATION
STRATEGIC PLANNING: “FIRST 100 DAYS”
We make sure that clients hit the ground running when completing their acquisition. Our strategic and objective approach, informed by our tried and tested framework and delivered by our global sports experts, creates competitive advantage and aligns commercial and performance requirements with a focus on “What It Takes To Win”.
Post-acquisition, we also offer advisory services to help restructure, recruit and manage a successful team to accelerate the transition to optimal operating status.
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