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International Sports Law and Business Blog: getting in on the ground floor

24 January 2018 | Applicable law: US

This article was initially published in March 2017 by Private Asset Management.

Increasingly, athletes and entertainers are making direct investments into early-stage companies instead of investing through capital funds. 

Investing directly can be lucrative and rewarding, but it also presents unique risks and requires technical expertise and industry know-how. 

Athletes and entertainers shouldn’t make the mistake of relying solely on their inner circle or a non-legal professional, like an agent, for advice on these matters. Engaging an attorney with the background and expertise to review the transaction is essential to making an informed investment decision.  Below are certain legal considerations associated with investing directly into early-stage companies.

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