Kroll delivers risk and financial advisory solutions to clients across the Sports industry, providing a global team with exceptional local market expertise.
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Sports teams, governing bodies and associations, as well as private equity and other investors, are tackling a complicated array of challenges: heavy scrutiny surrounding the reputations of teams and players, cybercriminal targeting of consumers, the ever-changing landscape of sports gambling regulations, the complexities of cryptocurrencies in sports betting, the well-being of athletes and the rapid growth of esports. As sports organizations grow, the tasks of valuating assets, securing reliable tax guidance, maximizing M&A value and performing critical due diligence and restructuring work have never been more challenging.

Kroll is uniquely qualified to help sports industry clients stay ahead of these challenges. For decades, Kroll has partnered with the world’s largest and most prestigious sporting associations and governing bodies to provide a wide range of valuations, opinions, tax structuring, restructuring solutions, background checking and reputational due diligence services.

Our teams of multidisciplinary experts have deep relationships with major sports organizations and clubs, leading sports franchises and emerging brands. We combine Kroll’s global reach with local expertise, providing in every engagement regional experts who are familiar not only with the sporting landscape, but also with the complexities of the local political economy and the need for transparency within the business sector.

Kroll Sports Solutions at a Glance

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Kroll supports the leading sports franchises, leagues and governing bodies, as well as private equity and other investors, with comprehensive risk management, valuation, tax services and cyber security solutions.

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Learn how Resolver Protected the England Women’s National Football team at the 2023 FIFA World Cup

Learn how Crisp Protected the England Women’s National Football team at the 2023 FIFA World Cup

Resolver’s investigation revealed a steady stream of harmful content targeting players throughout the World Cup, highlighting the continuing risks to player well-being and mental health posed by the spread of online abuse.

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Kroll Sports Investigations Solutions

The core of Kroll’s Sports practice is engagement with leading sporting organizations, teams and governing bodies to tackle wrongdoing in sports. Building on that platform, we have developed a range of services for clients, including pre-incident awareness of their exposure to certain types of risk and the steps they need to take to mitigate that risk. In contrast with our traditional client base, sporting entities are often structured in a less conventional way and are relatively inexperienced in understanding how to respond to recent regulatory scrutiny and oversight. However, as recent events have demonstrated, this environment is changing, increasing the demand for our investigative skill set and the value of our pre-incident services.

Our Key Offerings

  • Commercial Partner and Ownership/Investor Vetting
  • Talent and Staff Vetting
  • Abuse and Threat Attribution and Investigation
  • Internal Investigations

Case Studies

The client hired Kroll to assess the veracity and reliability of suspicious transactions identified by an independent expert. We were also required to identify those directors and employees involved in the alleged scheme and evaluate the damage, if any, suffered by the client. Kroll conducted an in-depth analysis of financial records, client data, a market price assessment, a forensic analysis of relevant devices, corporate intelligence and internal interviews. The findings of the investigation informed the basis of the client’s filing of a complaint with the local prosecutor.


Valuation of businesses, assets and alternative investments for financial reporting, tax and other purposes.

Cyber Risk

Incident response, digital forensics, breach notification, managed detection services, penetration testing, cyber assessments and advisory.

Compliance and Regulation

End-to-end governance, advisory and monitorship solutions to detect, mitigate and remediate security, legal, compliance and regulatory risk.

Corporate Finance and Restructuring

M&A advisory, restructuring and insolvency, debt advisory, strategic alternatives, transaction diligence and independent financial opinions.

Investigations and Disputes

World-wide expert services and tech-enabled advisory through all stages of diligence, forensic investigation, litigation, disputes and testimony.

Digital Technology Solutions

Enriching our professional services, our integrated software platform helps clients discover, quantify and manage risk in the corporate and private capital market ecosystem.

Business Services

Expert provider of complex administrative solutions for capital events globally. Our services include claims and noticing administration, debt restructuring and liability management services, agency and trustee services and more.

Environmental, Social and Governance

Advisory and technology solutions, including policies and procedures, screening and due diligence, disclosures and reporting and investigations, value creation, and monitoring.