An expert team of corporate, sports and commercial property lawyers from Beswicks Legal advised American businessman Kevin Nagle on his acquisition of Huddersfield Town AFC.

The deal, which required complex negotiations, completed on 22 June 2023 following approval from the English Football League and Financial Conduct Authority.

A multi-disciplinary team led by corporate partner Peter Ellis advised Mr Nagle, who owns USL Championship side Sacramento Republic. Also instrumental in the successful acquisition were managing partner Nick Phillips, corporate partner Caroline Gray, corporate associate David Morgan, sports lawyer Tim Bailey and commercial property senior associate Laura Pyatt.

Commenting on the deal, Beswicks’ senior partner Gary Mellor said: “Congratulations to Kevin on his acquisition of Huddersfield Town. We were delighted to assist and advise, using our extensive experience across corporate, sports and commercial property law to secure the deal.”

Gary added: “The matter was a complex and time critical one and I am personally very proud and grateful to our outstanding lawyers for working around the clock to get the deal over the line.”

Corporate Partner Peter Ellis said: “It was a pleasure to act for Kevin on the acquisition of Huddersfield Town. We have significant expertise within the team of sports mergers and acquisitions, so this particular transaction really did play to all our strengths. Deals of this kind are complex but also extremely satisfying to be involved in. We wish Kevin and Huddersfield Town every success.”

Beswicks Legal is proud of its reputation for delivering outstanding results. We have national and international reach thanks to our wide-ranging business law expertise and sports law niche, underlined by the Huddersfield Town AFC deal.

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