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Los Angeles, 03/25/2021

PRESS RELEASE

Bardi Co. Finalizes Tripartite Partnership with StoneMountain Management and Lev Entertainment Expanding its Presence in the Global Media & Entertainment Industry.

Bardi Co. LLC (BCo), a transnational investment bank based in Los Angeles, California, has executed a tripartite agreement with StoneMountain Management Ltd. (SM) and Lev Entertainment Ltd. (Lev).

 

BCo plans to support SM and Lev’s network of professional, semi-professional, and amateur athletes, managers, sports and entertainment teams, agencies, brands, and content creators while increasing the scope of its investment banking and corporate finance advisory services in the media and entertainment sector throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. 

 

The main vertical within the media and entertainment industry that the partnership will focus on is sports, specifically European football (i.e. teams, venues, agencies, branding and licensing, sponsorships, digital technology, etc.).  At its core, Bardi Co. will provide a comprehensive list of financial solutions aligning its European banking traditions with modern, technologically driven methodologies.

“This three-way agreement has tremendous potential to benefit all parties involved and to create liquidity for sports clubs and their shareholders, by giving them access to a diverse pool of capital,” says Chris Manfre, Managing Director at Bardi Co.

 

Mel Stein, Scott Fisher, and Joel Macadar will be spearheading the international business development initiatives.

 

Mel Stein is the Chairman of StoneMountain and a practicing English solicitor.  He was one of the first English soccer agents and has managed the likes of Chris Waddle, Paul Gascoigne, and Alan Shearer; and represented numerous English Football Clubs.  He is the President of The Association of Football Agents and a Professor of Sports Law currently lecturing at Loughborough University (on a course that he helped create).  He is also the author of more than twenty books, a seasoned contributor to BBC TV, Sky Sports and BBC Radio 4 & 5, and legal advisor to The National League in England.

 

Scott Fisher is a Director at StoneMountain.  He is a former professional footballer and one of the UK’s leading football agents / intermediaries.  He has represented a multitude of talent, the most notable being: Steven Fletcher, Gareth McCauley, and Stephen Ward.  He is a well-respected deal maker and holds relationships with several key contacts in world football.

 

“We, at Stonemountain, are very excited by the prospect of this new relationship with Bardi and are confident that we will be able to expand our businesses to our mutual benefit and the benefit of our sports clients.”

 

Joel Macadar is the founder & CEO of Lev Entertainment. Joel acts as a football agent for exciting young players in the UK and he holds key relationships with football clubs globally. He also manages commercial partnerships, public relations and social media partnerships for players in the Premier League, Scottish Premier League and English Championship. He has been a guest columnist for The Guardian as well as a guest on Premier League Tonight on BT Sport.

 

“Football is evolving and this is a partnership which allows us to not only evolve alongside it but also be a key part of that evolution. We, at Lev, are very excited to be able to collaborate with the Bardi Team and are confident the relationship will be fruitful for all parties.”

 

 

About Bardi Co. LLC:

 

Bardi Co. is a transnational boutique investment bank implementing the highest standard of quality, analytical rigor, and insight Bardi Co differentiates itself from other advisory firms through technical expertise and sophistication, coupled with a unique international cultural understanding. Bardi Co. specializes in transaction advisory services for middle market companies, and its financial professionals have a great wealth of experience gained by handling complex and strategic transactions in a variety of industries both domestically and around the world.

 

About StoneMountain Management Limited:

 

StoneMountain is a boutique sports management agency that prides itself on managing and developing both young and experienced footballing and managerial talent.  With bases in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Los Angeles, it also has strategic international partnerships in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Romania, Argentina Russia, Scandinavia, Italy and the Middle East.  StoneMountain brings together the industry’s leading legal, commercial sports and entertainment management experts to deliver a truly personal world-class service.

 

About Lev Entertainment Limited:

 

Lev Entertainment is a boutique sports management agency with a specialization in European football and a tailored approach to the commercial aspect of the game. They work alongside other football agencies, football clubs and global brands, and have key relationships with content creators and news outlets.

 

For additional information, please visit:

 

Bardi Co. - www.bardico.com

 

StoneMountain Management - www.stonemountainmanagement.net

 

Lev Entertainment - www.leventertainment.com

 

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