Sports & Entertainment

UFP Aquilor Capital funds and advises sports and entertainment companies in regards to credit and equity investments. We have deep industry knowledge of the sectors and an advisory board comprised of world class CEOs, board members, commercial directors, former athletes, ministers and sports agents who help us source, research and manage opportunities. We regard our sectors as niche white spaces, which are often driven by emotions rather than business logic leading to special situations with attractive risk rewards.

On the equity side, we invest and advise in minority, majority, convert, crypto, distressed and restructuring deals. Credit transactions can vary from senior debt, financing of player transfers and forward cash flows to more complex and creative acquisition and infrastructure financing, shareholder loans and distressed credit. Each opportunity is tailor made to the particular situation.

We are one of the very few groups which can cover the whole range of transactions within our sectors and create new situations that have not been previously considered by the stakeholders. Sports, media and music content is a structural and uncorrelated growth area that is not systematically followed by traditional private equity and hedge funds. Europe is at the forefront of many of these subsectors.

Our CEO, Marko Soldo, has over a dozen years of investment experience in private equity and hedge funds ranging from public and private equity to private and distressed credit. Marko started his investment career at BC Partners, one of Europe’s biggest leveraged buyout funds. He subsequently spent a decade at hedge funds such as Magnetar and Millennium where he managed portfolios with exposure over a billion USD. He speaks seven languages, attended school for classical music for six years and graduated with honors from Harvard College. Marko played on the Bayern Munich and youth national football teams and won the youth 3-on-3 European basketball championship.

In the US, United First Partners LLC is a registered broker/dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC
In the UK & Australia, United First Partners is a registered trading name of Mariana UFP LLP which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
In the UAE, UFP Capital Markets (DIFC) Limited is regulated by the DFSA and is licensed to conduct broking activities
In Switzerland, UFP Capital SA is regulated by PolyReg

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