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RSM advises on Oldham Athletic acquisition

The acquisition follows the club’s relegation from League Two at the end of the 2021/22 season

RSM has advised the Rothwell Family and Darren Royle on the acquisition of Oldham Athletic Football Club from Abdallah Lemsagem, to support the club’s long-term growth plans and promotion ambitions.

Established in 1895, Oldham Athletic Football Club was one of the founder members of the Premier League in 1992, with the club competing in the Premiership, Championship and League One divisions over the last two decades.

The acquisition follows the club’s relegation from League Two at the end of the 2021/22 season.

As part of the deal, the sale of season tickets, sponsorship and commercial activity has been halted and will resume following the takeover.

The RSM deal team was led by corporate finance partner Philip Parkes and tax partner James Hunt, with support from Marion Brewer and Jean Lowe.

Parkes said: “The transaction will enable Oldham Athletic Football Club to launch its national league campaign with certainty, under new ownership. As long-standing local businesspeople, the new owners are aligned with the club in its approach to culture and community, and will strengthen the club’s financial position ahead of the new season.”

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