Transaction Structuring & Negotiations
Rainmaker provides comprehensive assistance with structuring and negotiating acquisitions, dispositions, mergers and other transactions. We help clients form strategic and business plans, assess the value of the target franchise or company, assess any competition in the proposed transaction, negotiate deal terms, and handle all related contractual and business financing issues.
Our work doesn’t end when the deal is closed. We have significant experience helping sports franchises with all aspects of ongoing business operations, from negotiating arena leases and TV/radio contracts to handling relations with state and local governments.
Equity and Debt Financing
We identify and negotiate with potential investors and lenders, advise on the legal, tax and accounting issues involved in all types of equity and debt financing transactions, and draft and negotiate all transaction documentation. Through our experience with the commercial finance, private equity and sports business communities, we have excellent relationships with leading investment banks, commercial lenders, private equity funds and individual investors interested in sports investments.
We’ve succeeded in winning league approval of transactions in many pro sports. We’re well-known and respected by officials of all the major and minor leagues. Our experience and connections means negotiations with leagues will be smoother and more efficient.
Investigation and Analysis
We are experienced in helping clients investigate the value and likely success of proposed transactions. Our understanding of all aspects of financing and operating sports franchises and our experience in structuring a wide variety of transactions gives our clients an advantage in deciding how to best meet their business objectives.