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23 June 20222 minute read

DLA Piper advises Eagle Football for a majority stake in OL Groupe

DLA Piper advised Eagle Football Holdings LLC (Eagle Football), a US incorporated and managed by technology futurist John Textor, in the context of its entry into exclusive negotiations with Holnest (Family Office of the Aulas family), Pathé and IDG Capital to acquire a majority stake in Olympique Lyonnais Groupe (OL Groupe).

In the context of the transaction, Eagle Football would also subscribe to a reserved share capital increase of OL Groupe.

This transaction would be followed by the mandatory filing of a simplified tender offer on OL Groupe.

Team members:

  • Legal adviser to Eagle Football Holding LLC:
    • DLA Piper France with:
      Alice Magnan and Simon Charbit (partners), Fabien Goudot (senior associate) and Julie Palumbo (associate).
    • DLA Piper US with:
      Rick Chesley (partner)
  • Legal adviser to Pathé and IDG Capital:
    • Allen & Overy LLP with:
      Marc Castagnède and Frédéric Moreau (partners), Catherine Maison-Blanche (senior consultant) and Antoine Messent (associate).
  • Legal adviser to Holnest:
    • DELSOL Avocats with:
      Henri-Louis Delsol (partner), Vincent Guevenoux and Doriane Chevillot (associates), on corporate aspects; Frédéric Subra (partner), and Maïlys de Meyer (associate), on tax aspects.
  • Legal adviser to OL Groupe:
    • Gide Loyrette Nouel with:
      Oliver Diaz (partner), Agathe Delalande (associate) and Marion Garoui (associate).