Cosmos understands the complexity surrounding the purchase or sale of a franchise. We provide our unique services to existing and prospective sports franchise owners either looking to purchase or invest in a franchise; or similarly those considering a sale. Our in depth industry knowledge allows us to quickly formulate strategic plans, identify potential acquisition and investment prospects, initiate transaction discussions, conduct due diligence, and negotiate acceptable terms. Regardless of sport, league, or market, Cosmos can offer the professional expertise needed in navigating these complex transactions.
Our team keeps an ear to the ground and relies on our unparalleled industry relationships to know what teams are for sale that fit with your investment objectives.
Once an appealing opportunity presents itself, our team conducts the due diligence required to uncover any issues that may impact the future success of your franchise.
Our team will determine a fair market valuation for the team by benchmarking against other teams within the league, teams of similar level, market size etc.
We assess the market viability and conditions to understand how they will impact the success of your team.
We can assist in acquiring any necessary league approvals for the transaction.
The transaction of a team needs to be handled correctly. Our Marketing team can assist with the Community Relations and Media Relations efforts to help with a smooth transaction process.
Once the team has been acquired, we can assist with determining the appropriate staffing structure, and recruiting for any new hires.
We will assist in evaluating the current venue lease, and can even assist in negotiating a new venue lease.
We can assist in developing your team’s initial business plan, looking at all areas including ticket sales, sponsorship, merchandising, concessions, other ancillaries, marketing, fan services, and game day operations.
Our team will determine a fair market valuation for your team by benchmarking against other teams within the league, teams of similar level, market size etc.
The transaction of a team needs to be handled correctly, especially as an outgoing owner. Fans will want to know that their team is being left in good hands. Our Marketing team can assist with the Community Relations and Media Relations efforts to help with a smooth transaction process.
Our Senior Leadership team will conduct a business operations review to ensure that we’re making the team as attractive as possible to prospective buyers.
We will identify and prospect for potential buyers/investors for your team. This includes finding people with the right vision and values to carry the team forward. We also vet prospective buyers before bringing them forward.
Our team will be there every step of the way to advise your ownership group on and manage the sales process.
Often the sale of a team is made up of several negotiations. Our team will be there to assist with these negotiations.