An expert team of corporatesports and commercial property lawyers from Beswicks Legal advised Nordic Football Group (NFG) on the acquisition of Burton Albion FC.

The deal completed on 31 May 2024 following approval from the English Football League.

Nordic Football Group UK Limited (NFG) comprises a management team, advisors, and investors from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, and Finland.

The Club’s newly formed Board of Directors sees Ole Jakob Strandhagen appointed as ChairmanNFG’s Founder and CEO Tom Davidson as Deputy Chairman, Bendik Hareide as Sporting Director, while Kevin C. Skabo will take up the role of Commercial Director

A multi-disciplinary team from Beswicks Legal including Peter Ellis and David Morgan (Corporate), Laura Pyatt and Jacob Vernon (Commercial Property) and Tim Bailey (sports, football and EFL regulatory) advised Nordic Football Group (NFG) on the acquisition.

Commenting on the deal, Nordic Football Group UK Limited CEO & Founder Tom Davidson said: “We are very excited to have completed our acquisition of Burton Albion and to begin our journey as the club’s new custodians.

“We are very pleased that Tim, David, Peter and the rest of the Beswicks team were able to help us achieve this and are grateful for the proactive and professional manner in which they represented us. The range of services they provided particularly their corporate, property and sports advice was invaluable.”

Corporate Senior Associate David Morgan said: “It was a pleasure to act for NFG on the acquisition of Burton Albion Football Club. We have significant expertise within the team of sports mergers and acquisitions, so this particular transaction along with the recent deal to acquire Huddersfield Town really did play to all our strengths.

“We wish the new owners and the club well and look forward to following the developments on and off the pitch.”

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