July 12, 2023

We’re excited to bring to your attention a new CBV Insights paper authored by Jeff Harris, National Leader & Partner, Sport Business Advisory, Deloitte, Marco D’Elia, CPA, CBV, Senior Manager, Financial Advisory, Deloitte, and Luc Ryu, CPA, CBV, Assistant Director, Sports M&A Advisory, Deloitte. The paper, titled “Valuation of Sports Teams and Franchises”, provides a comprehensive exploration of the intricate economic ecosystem that fuels sports franchises.

Over the past decades, the value of sports franchises has significantly outpaced the S&P 500, driven by lucrative media rights deals, the globalization of content, and resilience to macroeconomic downturns. This growth has piqued the interest of institutional investors, making the understanding of sports franchise valuations more relevant than ever.

The paper demystifies the economics of sports franchises, discussing key financial drivers, the role of media rights, revenue sharing, salary caps, luxury taxes, and collective bargaining agreements. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the world of sports franchise valuations.

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