London Wasps... converted

RSM's M&A team has successfully completed the sale of London Wasps Aviva Premiership rugby team to a private consortium.

The client

London Wasps is one of the most successful clubs in the history of English Rugby. Six times winners of the English Premiership, Wasps have also been crowned European Champions twice and have provided a plethora of the most famous names in international rugby including World Cup winners Lawrence Dallaglio, Josh Lewsey and Joe Worsley.

The acquiring consortium has exciting plans for the club to reinvigorate the brand and drive the commercial activities of the club.

What did RSM do

RSM created the deal on behalf of Steve Hayes the majority shareholder of London Wasps. The acquiring consortium has exciting plans for the club to reinvigorate the brand and drive the commercial activities of the club.

Testimonial

'This project had many twists and turns. The RSM team showed remarkable tenacity, dealing with complex issues proactively and creatively. Their professional approach to the sale of London Wasps has ensured that the team for which I have so much passion has a bright future.'

Steve Hayes, Owner, London Wasps

Transaction team

Jim Clifford, Partner

Thorin Ward, Associate Director

Karen Buckley, Associate