We advised Red Bull on its investment in 49ers Enterprises Global Football Group and sponsorship of Leeds United

Davis Polk advised Red Bull GmbH on its minority investment in 49ers Enterprises Global Football Group, the owner of Leeds United Football Club (Leeds United), and a sponsorship agreement with Leeds United.

Red Bull GmbH, headquartered in Salzburg, Austria, is a producer of energy drinks known for its innovative marketing concepts, often involving sports.

49ers Enterprises Global Football Group LLC is the strategic arm of the San Francisco 49ers, focused on investments in teams, leagues and other sports properties. Leeds United, based in Leeds, England, is a soccer club currently participating in the Championship, the second-highest tier of English league soccer.

The Davis Polk U.S. corporate team included partner Leo Borchardt and associate Christopher T. Diel. Partner Will Pearce provided U.K. corporate advice. Partner Frank J. Azzopardi and associate Brette L. Trost provided commercial and intellectual property advice. Partner Dominic Foulkes, counsel Alon Gurfinkel and associate Patrick O’Donovan provided U.S. and U.K. tax advice. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the London and New York offices.