Taylor Wessing advises on sports publishing acquisition

26 Apr 2020 , 3:25pm

The US publisher acquired UK-based football media channel Tifo Football.

Taylor Wessing has advised sports publisher The Athletic on its acquisition of football media channel Tifo Football.The Athletic is a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism, founded in the US in 2016. 

The firm's corporate technology team previously advised The Athletic on its UK launch in the summer of 2019, and continues to work closely with the innovative sports publisher on its international growth.

Mark Barron, corporate technology partner and head of the firm's market-leading inward investment practice, said: "It's no exaggeration to say The Athletic has reinvented sports publishing and is now writing some of the most thoughtful and insightful sports journalism out there. The Tifo acquisition means even more original, quality sports content for fans. After advising on the UK launch last year, we'll continue to give The Athletic team the commercial and legal advice which ensures they carry on going from strength to strength."

The team was led by Mark Barron and associate Alex Dodds (Corporate Technology), with support from associates Harry Ruffell (Corporate Technology), Katie Davenport (Employment/IP), partner Graham Samuel-Gibbon (Tax) and associate Alice Thomas (Tax), partner Graham Hann (Commercial Technology & Data/IP) and associate Anjali Chandarana (Commercial Technology & Data/IP).