OneFootball’s Acquisition of Dugout


Dechert LLP advised OneFootball on the deal.

OneFootball GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, completed its acquisition of Dugout, a digital media company co-owned by 10 of the world’s biggest football clubs, to reshape the football digital media landscape and form the world’s largest owned and operated digital football media business.

OneFootball’s shareholders will now include Dugout founding clubs – Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid – as well as new shareholder Olympique de Marseille. OneFootball’s personalized digital experience will be enhanced by Dugout’s suite of products and platforms, including its network of 110+ premium publishers, to now reach more than 85 million monthly active users, globally.

The Dechert team advising OneFootball was led by corporate partner Federico G. Pappalardo (Picture) and included corporate associate Christian Böhme, corporate partner Giovanni Russo, corporate national partners Carina Klaes-Staudt and Dr. Karl von Rumohr and corporate associates Julia Keller, Florian Leitsbach (all Munich/Germany) as well as London counsel James Stonehill and associates Aleksander Reda (Financial Services), Madeleine White (IP) and Emma Zarb (Labor).

Involved fees earner: Christian Böhme – Dechert; Julia Keller – Dechert; Carina Klaes-Staudt – Dechert; Florian Leitsbach – Dechert; Federico Pappalardo – Dechert; Aleksander Reda – Dechert; Giovanni Russo – Dechert; James Stonehill – Dechert; Karl von Rumohr – Dechert; Madeleine White – Dechert; Emma Zarb – Dechert;

Law Firms: Dechert;

Clients: OneFootball;