FD has been in contact with the five-time European champions since before Christmas, working with investment bank Rothschild, which advised US tycoon George Gillett’s initial bid for the club.
FD then advised the joint – and eventually successful – bid of Gillett and Tom Hicks, approved on Tuesday.
Brunswick advised initial takeover frontrunner Dubai International Capital (PRWeek, 8 Dec 2006).
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The brand, which is thought to be worth around £450m, is attracting a number of potential suitors, including interest from the private-equity sector.