Sidley represented Clearlake in the landmark acquisition of the UK Premier League’s Chelsea Football Club and related affiliates. The deal, which was announced May 9, 2022, was reported to be one of the most significant sports deals in history.
Sidley is a long-time force in the private equity industry – representing many of the world’s most significant private equity firms in their most strategic transactions around the globe. In 2022, Sidley’s 440+ private equity team was selected as a Law360 “Private Equity Practice Group of the Year,” and handled more than 340 private equity transactions worth US$150 billion in deal value.* The team consistently ranks among the leaders in the PE league tables in virtually all major categories.
*Numbers reflect disclosed and undisclosed deals and values 1/1/2022 through 12/31/2022. Source: Sidley Research.