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‘Eight to nine clubs in the Championship are available for sale’ | Adam Sommerfeld, Certus Capital Partners

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  • Covid-19 pandemic means ‘up to 50 per cent’ of EFL clubs available for sale as distressed assets
  • Premier League clubs thinking of selling minority shareholdings
  • CVC interest in Serie A topco an ‘encouraging’ sign for the industry
Adam Sommerfeld, head of sports investments at international capital raising firm Certus Capital Partners, describes his client base as a ‘who’s who’ of private equity players, NBA and MLS owners, ultra-high-net worth individuals and media firms.

Here he tells SportBusiness how experienced investors are reacting to the Covid-19 pandemic and about the increased appetite among European football teams to sell shareholdings during the crisis.

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