TGL San Francisco's ownership group is led by Marc Lasry’s Avenue Sports Fund and Stephen Curry. The Avenue Sports Fund provides capital solutions to a wide variety of sports teams, owners, and leagues, and invests in sports-related media and entertainment rights, real estate, and other adjacent businesses. The Sports Fund draws on the capabilities and experience of Avenue Capital Group in making sophisticated investments in common and preferred equity, as well as structured equity and debt. Avenue Sports also seeks to focus on owner and minority investor liquidity, acquisition financing, growth capital, and special situations, as well as investments in women’s sports teams and leagues both in the U.S. and globally.
Avenue Sports is led by Marc Lasry, who has a history of portfolio management and restructuring experience for over 39 years. As Chairman and CEO of Avenue, he has overseen $95 billion of capital invested by Avenue. In addition to his decades-long record as an established investor with international expertise and deep sourcing relationships, Mr. Lasry has demonstrated leadership in professional sports, including serving as the former Co-Owner of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise, an organization that built a new arena and won an NBA championship during his tenure.
Avenue Capital Group, founded by Mr. Lasry and Sonia Gardner in 1995, has approximately $12.5 billion in assets under management. The firm’s large team of investment professionals, operating from 10 offices across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Abu Dhabi, has significant structuring and investment experience in complex transactions across various jurisdictions, as well as extensive relationships with athletes, teams, leagues, industry executives and advisors, and franchise owners.
Stephen Curry’s strategic relationship with Lasry in the Avenue Sports Fund is the latest addition to a growing business portfolio that includes, the award-winning production company Unanimous Media, the purpose-driven lifestyle brand, UNDERRATED golf and basketball, his signature Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Gentleman’s Cut and his nationally acclaimed foundation, EAT. LEARN. PLAY. that has raised over $47 million for Oakland kids and families.