Northridge advises Atairos on Aston Villa deal

Northridge, alongside Davis Polk, advised strategic investment company Atairos on becoming a minority partner in V Sports S.C.S, the owner of Aston Villa Football Club and Aston Villa Women’s Football Club.  The deal completed in April 2024.

Michael Angelakis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Atairos, commented: “Aston Villa is a historic football club with an exceptional management team and significant growth potential. We are strong believers in the long-term global growth potential of the Premier League and Aston Villa’s men’s and women’s teams. We are excited to bring our expertise in supporting businesses in the leisure, sports, and live entertainment industries to elevate the Club to even greater heights.”

This transaction builds on Northridge’s market-leading experience of advising on investments in sport.  In addition to this deal,  Northridge has advised on the sale of Chelsea FC, the on-going sale of Everton FC and the sale of AC Milan.

The Northridge deal team included Ian Lynam, Mike Herbert, Jamie Feldman, Scott Treleaven, Ed Dickinson, Emily Soilleux, Oliver Levett, India Gommo and Laurence Daly.