DunPort are delighted to have supported the founding management team of Goals Football in their recent buyout of the business from Inflexion. Goals is the UK’s leading operator of small-sided football centres, operating 44 clubs across the UK. DunPort, via Oak Corporate Credit, provided a mezzanine facility to support the MBO alongside senior lender Santander and equity from the senior management team.
Gowling WLG and Burgess Salmon provided legal advice to DunPort on the transaction.
Goals Football is the 6th company to have been supported by the Oak Corporate Credit Fund, DunPort’s €335m lending vehicle, the successor to the Elm Corporate Credit Fund, which supported 32 borrowers across the UK and Ireland. DunPort is one of the leading providers of mid-market and lower mid-market private debt solutions in Ireland and the UK.