Hat-trick of magic circle firms lead the line on Arsenal takeover bid

Magic circle trio up front as bid by majority owner Stan Kroenke values club at £1.8bn

Clifford Chance (CC), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May are all advising on Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke’s £600m offer to buy the whole of the football club.

The bid, which values the Premier League club at £1.8bn, will require Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov to relinquish his 30% shareholding. Kroenke currently holds a 67% stake in the club through his company Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE).

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