Because members of GSP play a leading role in the sports M&A market (through GSP Securities LLC) we can provide accurate, unbiased and “real time” valuations. Valuations conducted by non-specialized firms using a “textbook approach” that values sports teams and media entities or opportunities in the same manner as widget manufacturers are, at best, of little use and, at worst, harmful.
Even firms with some industry experience often rely on periodically published public information and a “30,000 ft. analysis” and therefore can only go so far in their understanding of current market dynamics. Only industry experts who have completed substantial sports M&A work and have “gotten their hands dirty” in live transactions understand both the economic and non-economic factors that determine the true value of sports franchises. The bottom line is that we are financial advisors – not just consultants.