Sport Sector Experience

Corporate Insolvency Support for Sports Industry

Leading insolvency and company rescue services to sports clubs

As the UK’s leading professional insolvency provider to sports clubs across the country, we are experienced in supporting sporting organisations at all leagues and divisions, including grassroots and semi-professional.  

Insolvency in sport is likely to naturally gain media momentum due to the financial and emotional stakes held by multiple parties, from shareholders, directors, and employees, to sponsors, supporters, and local communities. Our sports insolvency specialists have unrivalled experience in handling the rescue of the countries most celebrated football clubs.

Sports organisations are dependent on multiple income streams propped up by fans, sponsors, and investors; however, the first sign of financial distress can eliminate income, cripple company value, and result in automatic point deductions.  

Our restructuring efforts are nationally renowned and as a market leader in sports insolvency, we have a strong track record of executing real-life results, including handling the Administration of Wigan Athletic FC, AFC Bournemouth and the collapse of Football Index (BetIndex), the world’s first football stock market.

We are pioneers of the annual Football Financial Distress Report that tracks the financial health of football clubs in the English Football League (EFL). Our sports insolvency partner-led team is made up of football finance specialists and corporate restructuring and liquidation experts with unparalleled expertise in the reorganisation, refinance, and restructure of financially distressed sports businesses.

Administration of Wigan Athletic Football Club
Wigan Athletic Football Club was placed into administration by its directors. The Football Club was made up of five companies: Wigan Athletic A.F.C Limited, Wigan Property Holdings Limited, Wigan Foot…
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Successful rescue and sale of Southampton Football Club
The then-Championship football club – now a Premier League side - had been in financial difficulty for some time, due to its failure to regain top-flight status coupled with the overheads of droppin…
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Successful sale and turnaround of Hull City FC
Led by Mark Fry, our team was appointed by the club Chairman (and owner) due to the club’s insolvent state and imminent formal insolvency. Work undertaken Our team operationally managed Hull City FC…
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Our Expertise

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We are accredited by the following industry leading organisations

Insolvency Practitioners Association Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales R3: Association of Business Recovery Professionals ICAEW Business Advice Service Turnaround Management Association ICAS | The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

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