Offthepitch.com: Private Equity Individuals from US Increasingly Keen on Buying English Clubs

November 18, 2019

Sports Industry Group Co-Chair Chuck Baker was featured in this interview on investment opportunities surrounding English football clubs.

“Few people have a deeper insight into US investment in English football than Charles Baker, co-chair of the Sports Industry Group at New York-based law firm O’Melveny,” the publication reported. “Baker tells offthepitch.com that he continues to see growing interest from clients looking to invest in English football, and predicts that the volume of American investment here will increase significantly over the next few years, driven by clubs’ increasing profitability and a relative lack of opportunity in US sports.”

Baker revealed that, “We are working with a number of private equity professionals that are at various stages of investing in English and other European clubs.” He continued: “Investors are more aware than ever that investing in English and other European football leagues is becoming less of a ‘fringe’ investment opportunity and in recent years it has offered some significant returns on investment.”

Read more of his insights here.