Sevilla FC closes 108 million euro financing deal: advisors

Sevilla FC sealed this Tuesday a comprehensive financing agreement that consolidates its financial stability in the short, medium and long term and allows it to undertake its strategic plan with full effectiveness.

In the context of this financing, structured in the international capital markets, the Club has obtained a favourable investment grade rating, issued by an international rating agency of reference, which positions it at the level of the main European entities and allows it to face other challenges foreseen for the future with maximum guarantees.

Sevilla FC has obtained this new long-term financing (10 years) in the amount of 108 million euros at an extraordinarily reasonable cost, which complements the short-term financial lines it already had and which are maintained, in an operation that allows the entity to avoid having to resort to capital increases or to what in the sector are called “levers” (i.e. monetisation or sale of businesses or assets that could compromise the entity’s future income). “It is a coherent and appropriate solution, which allows us to face the coming years with full guarantees,” says the President of Sevilla FC.

The entity has received the solid backing of international financial institutions in a transaction that has been structured and managed by Goldman Sachs.

Legal Advisors

DLA Piper, which advised on the transaction from the Madrid office, was led by Juan Gelabert, partner in the Finance, Projects and Restructuring department, together with Alberto Rubio (both pictured left), senior associate, and Sara Espina, associate in the same department, all of whom are members of the local Sports Finance team. The transaction was led from the London office by partners Paul Gray, head of the European Sports Finance practice, and Lewis Gaut, partner in the same team.

MA Abogados has advised Sevilla FC, with a team formed by Sofía Acuña Dorado, partner of MA Abogados, with the collaboration of lawyer Victoria Villagrán (both pictured right) and lawyer Andrés Moreno.

In addition, this transaction has involved the Club’s financial and legal departments and has been supported by LaLiga’s experts.

Julia Gil