News Friday 14th June 2024

OC&C supports R-GOL, backed by Innova Capital, to join forces with Unisport

We’re very pleased to congratulate the teams at R-GOL backed by Innova Capital, and Unisport backed by Nordic Capital on their new journey together in creating a comprehensive ecosystem for the needs of football fans and clubs. OC&C supported R-GOL and Innova with buy-side due diligence and synergies calculation.

R-GOL backed by Innova Capital, is a leading multi-brand distributor of football merchandise in Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Poland, R-GOL provides football customers with an omnichannel shopping experience across 14 markets. The team of merchandise experts across footwear, apparel and accessories are key partners for leading sports manufacturers.

Unisport was established in 1995 in Denmark and has become a leading figure in the European football merchandise market. Nordic Capital acquired Unisport in 2015 and has since supported its investment through a transformative branding strategy rooted in digital innovation through a company digital platform, new warehouse infrastructure and partnerships with leading football clubs and their respective brands. The company has expanded into new geographies such as Germany and France, opening flagship stores in several European capitals and has become a trusted partner for football fans.

R-GOL and Unisport are well-positioned together to create a leading football merchandise destination for football enthusiasts, professionals, and clubs in Europe and globally.

We wish R-GOL and Unisport every success in the next phase of their journey.

OC&C and Private Equity

OC&C is a leading strategy consultancy in the retail sector, working with major global corporations and local champions. We have commercially advised on more than 500 successful transactions over the last 5 years, encompassing sell-side and buy-side roles, and have worked with more than 100 clients across the hospitality space, where we have deep experience in all aspects of growth strategy & operational excellence.

  • We provide commercial due diligence and vendor due diligence for transactions and refinancing.
  • We assist investors with accelerating or improving their portfolio companies’ performance.
  • We help investors identify potential investment themes or assets to target.

For more details on our experience in this space, please contact our experts.

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