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Pinsent Masons advises PEAK6 Investments on their investment in AFC Bournemouth

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Chicago-based PEAK6 Investments, L.P. on their investment into and acquisition of a 25% equity interest in English Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth.

PEAK6’s Co-founder and CEO, Matt Hulsizer, lead the investment for PEAK6 with in-house attorney Jay Coppoletta co-ordinating the transaction internally. 

Mr. Coppoletta commented, "The sector knowledge of the Pinsent Masons team is second to none. Having worked with them since 2013, we have consistently valued their ability to provide excellent legal advice and strategic insight into the football sector.  On this transaction, Pinsent Masons also brought additional and invaluable understanding and knowledge to the table given partner Trevor Watkins’ past involvement with the club."

The Pinsent Masons team was led by Trevor Watkins (partner, sport) and James Earl (partner, sport) with key roles performed by James Kaye (associate, corporate), Tarun Patel (solicitor, corporate), Anaïs Spacey (associate, banking) and Muhammed Bhaimohmed (solicitor, commercial).

The existing shareholders were advised by Barlow Robbins in a team lead by partners Mark Lucas Bernd Ratzke, Graham Wilson and Helen Archibald (partners, commercial property), trainee solicitor Matthew Devine and consultant Nitzan Cohen (tax). 

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