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Sports recovery? Sure, but buying teams still not for faint of wallet

"Before 2008, we saw too many rich guys chasing too few sports deals," said investment banker Steve Horowitz with Inner Circle Sports LLC. Continue reading

The inner circle behind Liverpool's takeover

No fans would have recognized him. None would have known to thank him. But as Philip Hall took his seat in the Anfield Directors' Box for the match against Blackburn, he allowed himself a smile of satisfaction. As the man who brokered NESV's dramatic takeover of Liverpool, the Senior Partner of American investment bank Inner Circle Sports knows better than most what went in to the club's change of ownership. Continue reading

Nolan Ryan Group Wins Texas Rangers

"This one wasn't simple like the Orioles bankruptcy because there is so much debt," said Rob Tilliss, principal of Inner Circle Sports, the New York sports consulting firm, who took part in the Orioles auction. Continue reading

Soccer-United kick off N.American tour with win and empty seats

"Interesting that they (United) chose to go to Toronto to launch their Tour which I guess is a reward for soccer having taken off in Toronto with the incredible fan base there," Robert Tilliss the CEO of Inner Circle Sports, a global investment and advisory merchant bank focused on sports, told Reuters. Continue reading

Kroenke has deep enough pockets for Rams and Arsenal

"That would be one hell of a sports empire. He'd be king of the world," said Robert Tilliss, chief executive of Inner Circle Sports, a merchant bank focused on the sports industry. Continue reading

D.C. United owner seeks investors

D.C. United owner Will Chang has hired sports investment firm Inner Circle Sports and begun to search for local or strategic partners who would be interested in investing in the Major League Soccer club. Continue reading

The Most Valuable Teams In Sports

Why? The sport is simply more embedded in Europe than the typical American sport is across the
Atlantic, says Rob Tilliss, president of Inner Circle Sports, an industry M&A firm based in New York. "You've got more fans keeping their tickets in a recessionary environment," he says. Continue reading