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Inner Circle closes loop on team deals

“We were looking for sports expertise, and I don’t think a lot of the [big] firms have that,” said Josh Harris, who used Inner Circle as an adviser on his purchase of the 76ers in 2011 and, this year, his purchase of the New Jersey Devils. “Rob’s expertise lays in analyzing the franchise and his relationships with the league and other parties.” Continue reading

Horowitz: "Inter, rinasci così. Thohir con Moratti..."

Steve Horowitz, fedele collaboratore di Erick Thohir e advisor della Inner Circle - la banca che per conto del tycoon indonesiano ha curato l'operazione di acquisizione dell'Inter - ha concesso un'intervista esclusiva ai microfoni di BeIN Sport, raccontando nei dettagli l'affare Continue reading

March Of Dimes Event Brings Out Community

Inner Circle Sports partner Steve Horowitz, then at ProServ, has been working on the luncheon since the late 1980s. His first assignment was to find a sculptor to craft an award that wouldn’t break. Marc Mellon and Mellon Studios have been making the awards ever since, and no one can recall one breaking. Continue reading

International Sports Capital has become the new majority shareholder of F.C. Internazionale

Inner Circle Sports has acted as financial advisor to International Sports Capital Continue reading

Vincent Viola Becomes Owner Of The Florida Panthers


Inner Circle Sports, a boutique investment bank focused on the global sports industry, served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Sunrise Sports & Entertainment. Continue reading

Crew’s new owner hits ground running at league meetings

Precourt, the managing director of Precourt Sports Ventures, first expressed interest in buying a sports team a year ago. That’s when he contacted Rob Tilliss, the founder and CEO of the sports investment firm Inner Circle Sports, to begin the process. Continue reading

Precourt Sports Ventures acquires Columbus Crew

Inner Circle Sports served as exclusive financial advisor to Hunt Sports Group on the sale of the Columbus Crew to Precourt Sports Ventures Continue reading

NFL is first sports league to start venture capital arm, looking for new revenue streams

"The NFL is contributing the shield, which does have a massive amount of value as an intangible," said Rob Tilliss, founder and CEO of Inner Circle Sports, an investment bank that focuses on the sports world. "So you could argue it's pretty equal footing." Continue reading

Forstmann Said to Choose Morgan Stanley, Evercore for IMG Sale

“Since they’ve bought it, they’ve really rationalized a lot of cost out of the equation,” said Tilliss, who founded the firm that advises on the buying and selling of professional sports teams. “Their individual business units are profitable.” Continue reading

Sheik Said to Pursue Soccer Franchise for Queens

“If England has the world’s biggest soccer league, then America has the most up and coming league,” said Steve Horowitz, a partner at Inner Circle Sports, an investment bank that has put together soccer deals, including one last year on behalf of Erick Thohir, an Indonesian media magnate who bought a controlling stake in D.C. United. Continue reading

The Team To Top: Real Madrid Overtakes ManU To Become The Most Valuable Sports Team In The World

With dominance in commercial, broadcasting and stadium revenues, “they’re a three-headed monster,” says sports investment banker Nishant Tella of Inner Circle Sports. Continue reading

Jay-Z's Newest Client: Yankees' Robinson Cano

Steve Horowitz, a partner at InnerCircle Sports and a former senior executive at the sports agency ProServ, said the partnership appears to make sense for all involved. Continue reading

What's next for New York?

Steve Horowitz, a partner in the New York investment firm Inner Circle Sports, has been involved in six MLS franchise transactions, including the sale last summer of D.C. United to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir Continue reading