BRANDL TALOS advises Sportradar Group on the Acquisition of Synergy Sports

Press release • Corporate Law & Transactions from Thomas Talos, Stephan Strass, Markus Arzt, Roman Rericha

Alongside Latham Watkins (USA), BRANDL TALOS advised its long-standing client Sportradar Group, a global leader of sports data and content delivery, on its acquisition of Synergy Sports, a pioneer in automated sports technology solutions and the market leader in data and video analytics in the US college and professional sports space.

This is already the second transaction by Sportradar this year in which BRANDL TALOS supported the Sportradar deal team as trusted legal adviser.

The acquisition complements and extends Sportradar’s product suite and supports its drive to deepen and broaden its relationships with key sports organizations globally. While Sportradar is the official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB already, Synergy Sports has, amongst others, league-wide relationships with the NBA and MLB and a partnership with FIBA.

The acquisition is anticipated to close in Q2/2021, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.

Latham Watkins acted as US counsel to Sportradar and Niederer Kraft Frey advised on the Swiss law aspects of the deal. The sell side was represented by DLA Piper and Schellenberg Wittmer.

The BRANDL TALOS deal team consisted of Thomas Talos, Stephan Strass, Roman Rericha and Markus Arzt.

» The acquisition of Synergy Sports will significantly expand Sportradar's US sports portfolio. We are very pleased that Sportradar once again counted on our industry expertise and our long-standing relationship which has proven to be successful in numerous transactions in Sportradar’s history. «
Thomas Talos, founding partner at BRANDL TALOS.
The team
Thomas Talos
Partner / Capital Markets, Corporate Law & Transactions, Gaming & Entertainment
Thomas founded the firm in 2000 together with Ernst Brandl. He is co-publisher of the commentary on the EU Merger Act and (co-)author of numerous publications.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 1991, Dr. iur. 1994)
University of Virginia, School of Law (LL.M. 1994)
Stephan Strass
Attorney at Law / Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Institutional and strategic investors and other companies turn to Stephan for assistance on legal issues including acquisitions, financing rounds, joint ventures, and exit transactions. He has co-authored commentaries on the EU Merger Act and the Investment Fund Act, and is the author of many academic publications.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2015)
Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M. 2019)
Markus Arzt
Partner / Fund Formation, Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
In recent years, Markus has spearheaded various large international transactions and is a respected venture capital and private equity expert.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2012)
Roman Rericha
Partner / Fund Formation, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Roman represents clients in complex cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Austrian and international venture capital funds regularly turn to him for assisting with investments in Austria. His expert advice also guides start-ups through large-scale financing rounds.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2005),
Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, (Mag. rer.soc.oec. 2007)