BRANDL TALOS advises Sportradar on the formation of a joint venture with Ringier AG

Press release • Venture Capital & Start Ups from Thomas Talos, Stephan Strass, Daniel Schmidt, Céline Dobnikar

BRANDL TALOS advised Sportradar Group AG (NASDAQ: SRAD), a leading global provider of sports data and content, on the formation of a joint venture with Ringier AG, a Swiss technology and media company.

Closing of the transaction is subject of certain customary conditions and is expected to occur shortly.

The joint venture aims at bringing sports closer to fans in Africa, a dynamic and emerging region in the global sports industry. It combines Ringier’s media expertise with Sportradar’s sports data and product portfolio and builds on a long-standing relationship of collaboration and innovation between the two Swiss-based companies. In the joint venture, Sportradar and Ringier are backing the pan-African media company Pulse, already part of the Ringier portfolio.

The BRANDL TALOS deal team consisted of Thomas Talos, Stephan Strass, Daniel Schmidt and Céline Dobnikar.

Bowmans advised on aspects of the relevant African jurisdictions and Bär & Karrer AG provided advice on Swiss-law aspects. Ringier was advised by Webber Wentzel.

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, BioTech & Lifescience
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)
Daniel Schmidt
Attorney at Law / Corporate Law & Transactions, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Fund Formation
Daniel Schmidt advises national and international clients in diverse and complex cases. He focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate and commercial law. Daniel does not only consider the challenges of his clients from a legal point of view, but also always keeps an eye on their economic goals.

University of St. Gallen, HSG (MBA 2020)
University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Dr. iuris 2017)
University of Vienna, Program in European and International Business Law (LL.M. 2015)
University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Magister iuris 2013)
Céline Dobnikar
Associate / Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Céline is part of our team since 2021.

Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Magistra iuris 2020)