DLA Piper advises Manchester City on acquisition of Melbourne Heart club

DLA Piper has been involved in an Australian sports deal in Australia, which saw the firm advise English Premier League football club Manchester City on its recent acquisition of A-league football club Melbourne Heart.

The 80 per cent acquisition completed last Friday, with the owners of the NRL’s Melbourne Storm taking the remaining 20 per cent minority share.

DLA Piper corporate partner Mark Burger and senior associate Joshua Heard advised Manchester City on the deal, working closely with the City Board and Executive Leadership.

DLA Piper has previously advised Manchester City on other deals in the US and the UK.