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Acquisitions and Sales Advisory
Financial Advisory- Equity and Senior Debt Financing
Facilities Development, Management, and Financial Advisory
Miscellaneous

Acquisitions and Sales Advisory

Beloit Snappers

Represented Beloit Professional Baseball Association, Inc in the sale of the High A Central team to Gateway Professional Baseball, LLC.

Binghamton Mets

Exclusive Representative to the Binghamton Mets Baseball Club, Inc., in the sale of the Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League (Single A) to Evans Street Baseball Inc.

Bowling Green Hot Rods

Exclusive Representative to DFS Sports in the marketing and sale of the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League (Single A) to MC Sports Acquisition, LLC.

Charlotte Stone Crabs

Exclusive Representative to Ripken Baseball Group in the marketing and sale of the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League (Single A) to Caribbean Baseball Initiative, LLC.

Hagerstown Suns

Exclusive Representative to Mandalay Baseball Holdings, LLC in the sale of the Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League (Single A) to Hagerstown Baseball, LLC.

Harrisburg Senators

Exclusive Representative for Senator Holdings, LLC in the acquisition of the Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League from the City of Harrisburg, PA (Double A).

Lakewood BlueClaws

Exclusive Representative to American Baseball Ventures, LLC. and Craig Stein in the marketing and sale of its controlling ownership interest in the Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League (Single A) to Shore Town Baseball, LLC.

Lowell Spinners

Exclusive Representative to Diamond Action, Inc. in the marketing and sale of the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League (Short Season Single A) to Main Street Massachusetts, LLC.

Lynchburg Hillcats

Exclusive Representative to Lynchburg Baseball Corp. in the marketing and sale of the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League (Single A) to the Elmore Sports Group.

Montreal Canadians and the Molson Centre

Financial Advisor to George Gillett, Jr. in his acquisition of the Montreal Canadians Franchise of the National Hockey League, the Molson Centre, and its real estate holdings and arena operations business.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Exclusive Representative to Diamond Action, LLC in the acquisition of the New Haven Ravens of the Eastern League (Double A) and its relocation to a new baseball stadium built in Manchester, NH, as part of a $110.0 million riverfront retail and hotel development project.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Exclusive Representative to Diamond Action, LLC in the sale of a majority interest in the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League (Double A) to DFS Sports.

Omaha Storm Chasers

Exclusive Representative to Ivy Walls Management and it’s the ownership group comprised of Bill Shea, Warren Buffett and Walter Scott in the marketing and sale of the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League (Triple A).

Springfield Falcons

Exclusive Representative to Pro Sports Friends Inc. in the marketing and sale of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League to a group of Springfield, MA, based investors including the Mass Mutual. The sales price of $4.5 million was an industry record for minor league hockey teams in the US.

Staten Island Yankees

Exclusive Representative to Mandalay Baseball Holdings, LLC in the marketing and sale of the Staten Island Yankees of the New York Penn League (Short Season Single A) to Nostalgia Sports, LLC.

Washington Capital, Washington Wizards, and the MCI Arena

Initiated and assisted in the acquisition by Monumental Sports and Entertainment of the Washington Capital Franchise of the National Hockey League and of a minority interest in the Verizon Center arena (formally the MCI Center) and the Washington Wizards franchise of the National Basketball Association.

Financial Advisory- Equity and Senior Debt Financing

Boston Celtics

Financial Advisor to an investor in the acquisition of a minority equity interest in the Boston Celtics.

ECHL Hockey Teams

Beacon Sports arranged $3.0 Million in private equity financing for the acquisition of two East Coast League Hockey teams.

Fast Forward Sports Group, LLC

Beacon Sports, as Exclusive Financial Advisor, assisted in the sourcing, negotiating, and closing of a Senior Debt Credit Facility for Fast Forward Sports Group, LLC, the owner of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp of the International League (Triple A) and the Akron RubberDucks of the Eastern League (Double A).

Harrisburg Senators

Subsequent to the acquisition of the Harrisburg Senators by Senator Partners, LLC, Beacon Sports served as Exclusive Representative to Senator Partners in the sourcing, negotiating, and closing of a Senior Revolving Credit Facility and Term Loan.

Harrisburg Senators

In conjunction with its acquisition of the Harrisburg Senators, Beacon Sports Capital served as Exclusive Representative to Senator Partners, LLC in its initial capitalization including sourcing, negotiating, and closing of bridge financing and the raising of private equity from a group of local investors.

Los Angeles Forum Associates

Under an arrangement with the Los Angeles Forum, Beacon Sports served as Executive Financial Advisor in the restructuring of the arena’s financing and arrangement of third-party capital and grants.

Mandalay Bay Baseball Holdings LLC

As Financial Advisor, Beacon Sports Capital assisted in the development and implementation of a strategic acquisition and capital plan for Mandalay Baseball Holdings, LLC. As part of this engagement Beacon Sports assisted in the sourcing, negotiating, and closing of $40.0 million in capital for Mandalay Baseball Properties in the form of $20,000,000 in private equity and $20,000,000 in Bank Financing.

Montreal Canadians

Financial Advisor to George Gillett, Jr. in the arrangement of C$195,000,000 in senior debt from a major Canadian government pension fund to finance the acquisition of the Montreal Canadians and the Molson Centre including real estate holdings and arena business operations.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats - Lowell Spinners

In conjunction with its acquisition of the New Haven Ravens of the Eastern League (Double A) and its relocation to Manchester, NH, Beacon Sports Capital served as Exclusive Representative in the sourcing, negotiating, and closing of bank financing for Diamond Action, LLC.

Omaha Storm Chasers

Financial Advisor to Alliance Sports in the arrangement of private equity to fund its acquisition of the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League (Triple A).

Pittsburgh Penguins

Beacon Sports represented the majority owner of the Pittsburg Penguins of the National Hockey League in bankruptcy negotiations and the development of a restructuring plan.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Beacon Sports arranged a $5.0 million bridge loan and brokered the sale of the Franchise.

Winston Salem Dash

Represented Sports Menagerie, LLC and Sports Menagerie Stadium, LLC in the development and implementation of a recapitalization plan for the Team and ballpark. Beacon Sports, as Exclusive Representative, served as financial advisor to the Team in the restructuring and refinancing of Team and Ballpark debt. In that capacity, Beacon Sports assisted the sourcing, negotiating, and closing of a new Senior debt Facility bank and assisting in the arrangement of new preferred equity with the Chicago White Sox as the lead investor in a new investor group.

Wichita Wind Surge

As Exclusive Financial Representative, assisted in the sourcing, negotiations and closing of a Senior Revolving Credit Facility and Term Loan for Wichita Baseball, LLC. The Debt Borrowings were used for working capital to cover start-up and moving expenses for the Team as well as to fund its capital contribution to the new ballpark in Wichita, KA.

Facilities Development, Management, and Financial Advisory

City of Aberdeen, Maryland

Beacon Sports represented the City of Aberdeen’s Stadium Authority in its review, recommendation, and the negotiations of its ballpark lease with Ripken Baseball Group.

Daytona Cubs

Beacon Sports represented Big Game Capital in negotiating a new ballpark lease and preparing a renovation plan for Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona.

City of Glendale, AZ

Request for Proposal – Venue Manager

Beacon Sports represented the City of Glendale, AZ in a request for proposal process to arrange a venue management agreement with Anschutz Facilities Management, an affiliate of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), for the management and operations of the Gila River Arena.

Renegotiation of Lease with NHL Tenant

Beacon Sports represented the City in Glendale, AZ, in negotiations with its primary tenant, the National Hockey League (“NHL”) Arizona Coyotes, over arena management, lease terms, and negotiating the required revenue from the venues business operations to service the City’s debt obligations related to the arena.

Arena Valuation

Beacon Sports was retained by the City of Glendale, AZ to evaluate the Gila River Arena in comparison to other multi-use arenas with NHL anchor tenants in terms of size, seating capacity, age, event activity, customer amenities and lease/management use agreements in order to appropriately assign a fair market value to the arena.

NHL Lease Analysis

Beacon Sports was retained by the City of Glendale, AZ to provide an analysis and comparison of NHL arena lease and management use agreements in regards to terms and conditions of lease, financing of arena’s construction, capital improvements obligations and contractual revenue sharing such as naming rights.

Harrisburg Senators

Exclusive Financial Advisor to Senator Partners, owners of the Harrisburg Senators of the Eastern League (Double A), in its negotiation and implementation of a $45.0 million renovation of its ballpark and the renegotiation and extension of a new long term ballpark lease with the City of Harrisburg.

Los Angeles Forum Associates

Under an exclusive arrangement with the Los Angeles Forum, Beacon served as Financial Advisor in the restructuring of the arena’s private financing, arrangement of new third-party funds, and developed and managed a request-for-proposal process for venue management, marketing services, concessions, and booking agreements for the facility.

Omaha Storm Chasers

Financial Advisor to Ivy Walls Management LLC in the development and implementation of a strategic marketing and financing plan in the relocation of the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League (Triple A) to a new ballpark in Sarpy County, NE with a construction cost of $36 million.

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

On behalf of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Beacon Sports prepared a feasibility study and business plan for Triple A Minor League Baseball in San Juan. The study also included steps needed to improve the Winter League in Puerto Rico.

Scottstrade Center

Beacon Sports represented the ownership group of the St Louis Blues in reviewing and analyzing the concessions operations at the Scotttrade Center and providing recommendations including determining a capital amount to improve operations.

Winston-Salem Dash

Exclusive Financial Advisor to the Winston-Salem Dash of the Carolina League (Single A) in the restructuring, renegotiation, and refinancing of its private stadium debt and the renegotiation and extension of its ballpark lease with the City of Winston-Salem.

City of Wichita, KS

Exclusive Arranger and Advisor to the City of Wichita, KS, in securing and the relocation of Triple A MiLB team to Wichita. Beacon Sports also served as an advisor to the City in the negotiations and execution of a $83.0 million Ballpark Development Agreement Facilities Use Management Agreement, and a Private Development Agreement with the Team. Beacon Sports also assisted in facilitating the MiLB approval process for the relocation of the New Orleans Baby Cakes of the Pacific Coast League to the City of Wichita, KS.

Miscellaneous

Minor League Baseball

Represented team owners in providing market valuations of various team for the purpose of estate planning, senior debt financing, buyouts of minority investors, and the raising of new third-party equity.

 

Leagues and Sports Related Business

Beacon Sports has been engaged by a variety of start-up sports leagues and sports related businesses in the development and implementation of strategic marketing, operating, and capital plans.

 

Soccer

Peacock/WWSA/Chivas, European Soccer Development Fund

 
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