CLUB 9 SPORTS advises, operates, and consults in the sports industry. Specifically, the firm focuses on sports teams, media, venues and
transaction facilitation on a global basis. CLUB 9 SPORTS takes an operational, hands-on approach to providing solutions for its clients. Sports teams, sports media, and sports venues are essentially entertainment businesses that require smart management strategies, sufficient capital structures, diligent sales/promotion activities and financial discipline. By focusing on operations and finances, CLUB 9 SPORTS is able to improve the performance of client companies while generating better returns for investors. In the case of sell-side or buy-side assignments, the firm has a global network available to help clients complete transactions on commercially reasonable terms and within mutually agreeable timelines.
The professionals at CLUB 9 SPORTS have deep experience in sports management, sports advising, sports operations, turnaround management, investment banking, and private equity. Team members and senior advisors include: a former Citi Private Bank Sports Group executive; a former MLS manager and executive of the year; a former director of an international sports federation and a former finance director of several Fortune 500 companies.
The same operational and financial expertise Club 9 instills in its portfolio companies is also available to third parties through our advisory practice. We can provide out-sourced management services that we engineer specifically to meet the needs of clients. These services are often on a "retainer plus success fee" basis. We can manage teams, venues and events as needed on a short-term or long-term basis. We can also provide sophisticated restructuring advisory and transaction execution services to small - middle market company owners, investors and lenders. Our principals have demonstrated track records of success in: executive and operational management, startup ventures, corporate restructurings, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. Club 9 Sports has access to investment funds and close relationships with distressed investment groups to call on for investment or debt refinancing in these situations.
Client engagements are typically comprised of a combination of the following services:
Restructuring Advisory Services (financial and operational)
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divesture Advisory Services
Debt and Equity Placement
Interim Management Services