The M&A Research Centre at Bayes Business School are delighted to invite you to attend an expert panel discussion and audience debate on Investments and Acquisitions of European Football Clubs.
- What motivates individuals, private equity, and institutional investors to acquire football clubs?
- Will we see more investment in clubs further down the football pyramid that have a higher growth potential?
- Will more investment portfolio groups end up with multi-club portfolios?
The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A, where you are invited to pose your own questions to the panel and share your views.
A drinks reception will held after the discussion.
Jordan Gardner, Investment Intelligence Specialist, Twenty First Group
Jordan is an American sports executive and Best Executive Finalist at the World Football Summit with extensive on-the-ground experience in European football. Jordan’s work in European football includes experience raising capital to invest, evaluating investment opportunities, successfully investing in multiple clubs, turning around a club’s sporting operations, securing promotion, and ultimately selling a club to new buyers. Jordan is a minority shareholder in Swansea City AFC, former board member of Irish Club Dundalk FC, and former managing partner and chairman for Danish Club FC Helsingør. Jordan is also a Consultant for Twenty First Group in their Commercial Specialist Group.
Chris Brady, Chief Intelligence Officer, Sportsology Group
Chris Brady is currently the Chief Intelligence Officer with Sportsology, a US advisory consultancy to elite global sporting organizations. He has had a varied working life ranging from a line-worker at Chrysler in Detroit in his teens to managing a bookmaker's shop, from a land surveyor to a semi-professional footballer, from a naval officer to a management consultant.
Professor Brady has been Dean of the Business School at Bournemouth University as well as Dean of BPP Business School based in London, and Deputy Dean responsible for external affairs and business development at the Bayes Business School.
Professor Brady is an advisor to the League Managers’ Association’s Institute of Leadership and High Performance. He played, coached and managed football semi-professionally throughout his working life.
Chris is a supporter of Everton FC.
Scott Moeller, Director of the Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC), Bayes Business School
Professor Moeller is the founder and Director of the M&A Research Centre and the former CEO and Director of Executive Education.
Scott had a long career in banking prior to his move to academia. During his six years at Deutsche Bank, Scott was Global Head of the bank’s corporate venture capital unit, Managing Director of the Investment Bank's Global eBusiness Division and Managing Director of the department responsible for world-wide strategy and new business acquisitions. Scott worked first at Booz Allen & Hamilton Management Consultants for over 5 years and then at Morgan Stanley for over 12 years in New York, Japan, and then as co-manager and then member of the board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Germany.
Scott is a season ticket member of Chelsea FC.
Alan Giles, OBE, Non-Executive Director, Foxtons plc
Alan is Chairman of The Remuneration Consultants Group, Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Foxtons plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Murray Income Trust plc.
He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at Bayes Business School, City, University of London, where he is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre, and an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Alan is a season ticket member of Reading FC.
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