We have advised sports publisher The Athletic on its acquisition of UK-based football media company Muddy Knees Media, home of 'The Totally Football Show' podcast.
Our Corporate Technology team advised The Athletic on its UK launch in the summer of 2019, and its acquisition of Tifo Football in April, and continues to work closely with the innovative sports publisher on its international growth.
The Athletic is a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism, founded in the US in 2016. It is highly regarded by fans and media professionals alike for its original business model and its impactful coverage written by top-tier local and national sports journalists.
Mark Barron, Corporate Technology partner and head of our market-leading inward investment practice, said:
David Ortenberg, CLO & General Counsel at The Athletic said:
The team was led by Mark Barron and associate Alex Dodds (Corporate Technology), with support from associate Harry Ruffell (Corporate Technology), associate Katie Davenport (Employment/IP), partner Graham Samuel-Gibbon and associate Madison Lawler (Tax), and senior associate Simon Jupp (IP & Media).