Hong Kong-based Champion Union HK Holdings acquired 90% of the stake in Grasshopper Football, the entity operating professional football of Grasshopper Club Zurich, from former majority shareholders Dr. Peter Stüber and Stephan Anliker. As part of the transaction a new foundation, the Grasshopper Football Foundation, was established on 9 April 2020. The Foundation shall safeguard the current and long-term interests of the Grasshopper football as a whole. The transaction could be completed after its clearance by the Swiss Football League.
The sales process was managed and the contracts were negotiated by Grasshopper Football director and NKF partner András Gurovits (corporate, m&a, regulatory – pictured), working with partner Manuel Werder (m&a) and senior associate Roman Sturzenegger (corporate, m&a).