Harrogate Law Firm Seals Football Deal
Harrogate law firm McCormicks Solicitors has acted in a successful deal to facilitate a new minority shareholding in Norwich City Football Club.
The deal resulted in a group led by Mark Attanasio successfully acquiring shares from a variety of holders, including long-serving club director Michael Foulger’s holding.
The McCormicks team, led by Head of Corporate and Commercial, Partner James Towler, acted on behalf of both the club and current joint majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones.
James Towler said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with the club and its majority shareholders on this transaction and I am delighted by the successful outcome.”
In an email to James, Norwich City’s Finance Director Anthony Richens said: “Thank you again for all your work over the past few months, it’s been fantastic to work with you all.
“Hopefully, this is the start of a successful period both on and off the pitch!”
Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones said: “We’re really excited about the future. We care passionately about the football club and are confident that this will be right for all involved.
“Mark and his team come to us with amazing credentials. Their vision and way of working is very much aligned in how we work at our football club. They care about their community and supporters and that’s exactly how we work.
“Our club is being run excellently, so we don’t expect any big changes. We look forward to collaborating with Mark and his team as they learn more about our club and we gain insights from their relevant expertise.”
Attanasio is an American businessman and the chairman and principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball team. Over the course of Attanasio’s 17-year tenure, the Brewers have been one of baseball’s most competitive teams.