Invest in SportsOctober 28, 2021
O’Melveny Sports Industry Group Co-Chair Charles Baker will speak at SporticoLive’s virtual event, Invest in Sports, on October 28, 2021 at 9 am Pacific / 12 pm Eastern.
Investment in sports franchises, leagues, and infrastructure – driven by global expansion, access to once-niche audiences, and changing league by-laws – is reaching a fever pitch. Presented by O’Melveny and Goldman Sachs, SporticoLive’s Invest in Sports summit will unpack the opportunities and motivations driving the new investment class of athletes, celebrities, media moguls, private equity funds, individual investors, and more as they look to generate returns and transform the industry at large. SporticoLive is bringing together visionaries across the sports industry to break down the modern-day realities and opportunities to “Invest in Sports”.
Baker’s corporate practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions, with a core focus in the sports, media and entertainment sectors. He has represented buyers and sellers of sports franchises in nearly every professional US sports league and many of the European football leagues.
Baker’s fellow panelists include Todd Boehly, Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Eldridge, Part Owner, LA Dodgers & LA Lakers; Ian Charles, Founder & Managing Partner, Arctos Sports Partners; Kyle Charters, Director, Inner Circle Sports; Dany Garcia, Founder, CEO & Chairwoman, The Garcia Companies, Chairwoman & Co-Owner, XFL; Sal Galatioto, President, Galatioto Sports Partners; Gerry Cardinale, Founder and Managing Partner, RedBird Capital Partners; Steve Greenberg, Managing Director, Allen & Co; Mike Kenworthy, Co-Head of Sports Advisory, Goldman Sachs; Colin Neville, Partner, Raine Group; David O’Connnor, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Arctos Sports Partners; George Pyne, Founder & CEO, Bruin Capital; Alex Rodriguez, Chairman & CEO, A-Rod Corp, Alternate Governor, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx; Scott Soshnick, EIC, Sportico; and Marc Lore, Serial Entrepeneur and Investor, Alternate Governor, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx.
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