We are leaders in football mergers & acquisitions. We help investors and owners to quantify the risks and rewards associated with running a football club
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OBJECTIVE INVESTMENT DECISIONS
Acquisition is a unique service which helps investors and owners to quantify the risks and rewards associated with running a football club. We advise and support club owners and investors in achieving both their sporting and business ambitions.
By combining the knowledge and experience of two leading sports advisories we deliver a 360 degree service which is unmatched by another provider on the market.
Analytics FC provide objective data insights, forecasts and projections into the acquisition process using our world leading proprietary algorithms and databases.
Ankura LLC is a globally renowned professional service company working across 115 countries and 44 languages. Ankura brings expertise in protecting, creating and recovering value for clients through deployment of specialist advisory teams
Adding data intelligence into the M&A process boosts confidence in the decisions investors make, inevitably helping to increase ROI and avoiding long term mistakes.
Our unique collaboration with Ankura LLC means we can enter the acquisition process either from start to finish, or at selected points within the process to add support and expertise to an acquisition team.
market mapping & SEARCH
Derived from client discussions, we use objective criteria and market analysis models to identify the best-fit to narrow down the search.
We provide guidance on over / under performance of Clubs. We have a deep network of contacts and are experienced in making first contact in a discrete and effective way.
Expertise in all valuation disciplines, including businesses, tangible assets, intangible assets, equity interests, debt, financial instruments and derivatives.
We carry out valuations of clubs and major assets including stadia. We also value equity interesting, carry out purchase price allocations and goodwill & asset impairment testing.
SPORTING DUE DILIGENCE
We use proprietary algorithms to accurately model the likely performance impact of planned investments. We project at what level investment and capital injections would be required to achieve certain sporting outcomes such as league finish or qualification for continental competition
We assess target clubs' transfer flows & 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 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.
FINANCIAL HEALTH & DILIGENCE
INTEGRITY DUE DILIGENCE
We can provide investigative integrity due diligence into the target club and its principals to identify potential risks to the purchaser prior to completion.
We are specialists in reputational assessments in areas such as potential political exposure. uncovering not at arms-length transactions as well as other risks relating to stadia (ability to develop) or fanbase (likely opposition to takeover, history of supporter activism, links to crime groups).
Financial due diligence provides comfort to a potential buyer in order for them to make an informed decision and create the best value from a transaction.
We scrutinise forecasts of future performance ensure no hidden financial surprises. Assess financial fair play or sustainability context of target clubs as well as reviewing player contracts and contracts with key commercial partners considering impact of expiry, relegation or not qualifying for UEFA competitions.
& POST TRANSACTION
COMPLETION ACCOUNTS, EARN-OUT & PRICE DISPUTES
Disputes can emerge between seller any buyer post-deal close. We provide continued advice through the completion process, ensuring that you are in the best position in negotiations with the counterparty or in submissions to an independent expert.
We carry out closing statement preparations, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your position in accordance with the SPA as well as advising and quantifying potential breach of warranty claims.
POST TRANSACTION DUE DILIGENCE
We provide post-deal compliance integration, post deal business intelligence reviews into key management that remains in place as well as reviewing player contracts to identify release clauses and pending contract expiries materially impacting squad value We also assess any potential regulatory breaches including financial fair play or sustainability rules as well as delivering anti-bribery, corruption and integrity reviews.
We ensure clients hit the ground running post-acquisition by advising on sporting and operational management, business plan development, and departmental structuring. We maximize the positive momentum of new ownership.
We advise on all aspects of business Improvement including liquidity management, business plan development and financial structuring.
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