Odyssey advises on MBO of leading firm of football agents
Odyssey are pleased to announce they have advised on the secondary MBO of Key Sports Management Ltd (“KSM”), terms not disclosed. KSM are one of the UK’s largest and leading firm of football agents, representing over 100 players in the English and Scottish top leagues. Clients include internationals Jamie Vardy, Theo Walcott and Phil Jones, as well as a host of other Premiership stars. Odyssey advised on the original buy-out in 2013 with Mike Yiannis joining the board at the time, working with the company over the last four years. He originated the secondary buy-out this time round, where management have acquired 100% from the founders and a private investor fund. Funding for the transaction was provided by ESF Capital with legal advice from Endeavour Partnership. Odyssey have also invested in the buy-out and Mike Yiannis continues as a director, working closely with management in building KSM to become the best football agency in the UK.