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Inside Club Football: What attracts investors?

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Description:

The significant revenue growth across Europe’s “Big Five” leagues has resulted in growing investor interest and activity over the last decade. However, many clubs are still tackling several challenges related to their profitability, the distribution of funds and changing fan demands. The two panelists for the first webinar of a new series dedicated to the business of club football in collaboration with Portas Consulting, Nicolas Maya and Harry Moyal, represent Italy’s oldest football club in Genoa CFC and the Ligue 1 club that has won the most consecutive league titles in Olympique Lyonnais, respectively. They will be discussing what makes football clubs an attractive (or unattractive) investment, covering the opportunities and challenges facing clubs and investors, as well as strategies to improve off- and on-pitch success.

Bio:

Nicolas Maya joined 777 Partners in 2021 where he is an Operating Partner for their Football vertical, leading strategy and special projects. Prior to 777 Partners, Nicolas was an Associate Partner for McKinsey & Company in their Mexico City, New York and Charlotte offices. During his time in McKinsey, Nicolas was part of the Transformation and Merger Management Practices, working across multiple industries in over 15 countries. Nicolas holds an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.

Since 2015, Harry Moyal has been the Deputy General Manager of Olympique Lyonnais. His responsibilities spanned managing all revenue generating business lines (ticketing, sponsorships, …), club’s strategy (including negotiations with investors), football data science and players trading. Under his leadership, club revenues trebled from €100m to €300m+ including an increase of ticketing revenues from €11m to €45m. Prior to joining Olympique Lyonnais, Harry spent 8 years at McKinsey & Company where he was an Associate Principal of the firm and a leader of both the Sports and Corporate Finance & Strategy practices. In this position, he directly managed 10+ engagements for sports franchises, federations and media companies. Business Education from French Grande Ecole & Wharton MBA and worked 7 years in various US companies in the digital ecosystem.

This webinar will be moderated by Harry Brian, Senior Consultant at Portas Consulting.

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    Harry Brian Senior Consultant @ Portas Consulting

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    Harry Moyal Deputy General Manager @ Olympique Lyonnais

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    Nicolas Maya Operating Partner Football @ 777 Partners

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    Gemma Rodés Communications Manager @ Johan Cruyff Institute

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    Johan Cruyff Institute Educational Institution

    Educating the next generation of Leaders in Sport Management

Johan Cruyff Institute

Educating the next generation of Leaders in Sport Management

Johan Cruyff Institute is an educational institution, founded by Johan Cruyff, aimed at educating athletes, sport and business professionals in the field of sport management.

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