25.03.20 Quarterly Insight

Sport must adapt to survive after Covid-19

As the global economy reels from the shock of Covid-19, and citizens take refuge in their homes, one of the usual consumer distractions – sport – is facing serious economic headwinds of its own. Widespread sporting cancellations means that no sport is immune, with the financial impact ranging fr...

01.08.19 Quarterly Insight

Is there renewed global interest in Premier League clubs?

Newcastle United’s potential sale has drawn attention from a range of credible takeover parties, but is this a sign there is an overall renewed interest in Premier League clubs from within the Asian, US and Middle Eastern investment communities? Firstly, Newcastle United should not be a club t...

03.05.19 Quarterly Insight

Esports Investing – Coming of Age?

Ten years ago, few of us would have heard of esports, much less recognised it as an investable subsector within sport. Today, however, whilst there is still routine confusion surrounding the difference between ‘esports’ and ‘gaming’ (more of which later), there is no doubt that esports has captu...

07.01.19 News Features

Oakwell advises CVC Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners Fund VII  has signed a binding agreement for a minority shareholding in Premier Rugby Limited, the top league in the English Rugby Union system. This investment is expected to complete in Q1/2019 and follows on from other investments in the sports & entertainment sect...