09.07.20 News Features

Oakwell appoints Andrew Croker as Chairman of its Advisory Board

Oakwell Sports Advisory, a specialist corporate finance advisory firm that solves commercial challenges in sport, announces the appointment of Andrew Croker as Chairman of its Advisory Board. Oakwell, which is the retained advisor to CVC Capital Partners on its rugby investments, continues t...

26.04.20 Quarterly Insight

The Impact of Covid-19 on English Cricket

First Class counties are facing a total combined revenue loss of £85m. This is due to lost income from matchdays, conferences, and events. Despite the £61m emergency interim support launched by the ECB, there will still be a shortfall of over £20m in the county system. As a result, many of the...

20.04.20 Quarterly Insight

The increasing value of esports and its robustness to crisis

esports has always been an interesting investment opportunity because of its diverse growing audience - everything that traditional sports properties are desperate to become - young, global and digital. Covid-19 has increased the disparity between the two. As traditional sports have faltered wit...

19.04.20 News Features

ABC News: ‘The Ticket’ Sports Podcast

Oakwell Partner Doug Harmer was recently interviewed by Tracy Holmes on the popular sports podcast 'The Ticket'. Doug discussed some of the challenges facing sport due to Covid-19. Despite the economic uncertainty due to Covid-19, Doug is "overwhelmingly optimistic about sports" in the long-t...