The Friedkin Group’s Controlling Stake Acquisition Of AS Roma Football Club

O’Melveny advised The Friedkin Group, Inc. on the deal.

The Friedkin Group Inc. has completed the acquisition of the controlling stake in the professional Italian Serie A football club AS Roma. The deal was first announced on August 5, 2020 and closed on August 17, 2020.

Romulus and Remus Investments LLC—a company designated by The Friedkin Group for the purpose of the acquisition—has acquired 100 percent of the assets directly and indirectly owned by AS Roma SPV LLC, which includes approximately 86.6 percent of the share capital of A.S. Roma S.p.A.

Headquartered in Houston, TX, The Friedkin Group is a privately held consortium of businesses and investments led by CEO and Chairman Dan Friedkin. The Group’s interests include Imperative Entertainment, the innovative entertainment studio behind the critically acclaimed films All the Money in the World, The Mule, and the upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, as well as 30WEST and NEON, which distributed the Oscar-winning film Parasite. The Group also owns Gulf States Toyota, one of the world’s largest independent distributors of Toyota vehicles and parts.

AS Roma (Associazione Sportiva Roma) is a top-tier, Italian professional football club based in Rome and founded in 1927. AS Roma has won three Serie A league championships.

The O’Melveny team advising The Friedkin Group included partners Sean Monroe (Picture) and Irwin Raij, with assistance from partners Luc Moritz, Robert Fisher, and Jeremy Maltby, and associates Nick Loukides, Chris Anderson, and Luisa Lizoain.

Involved fees earner: Chris Anderson – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Robert Fisher – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Luisa Lizoain – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Nick Loukides – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Jeremy Maltby – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Sean Monroe – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Luc Moritz – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Irwin Raij – O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Law Firms: O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Clients: The Friedkin Group;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti