We advised on the purchase of shares in first-league GKS Tychy Football Club

GKS Tychy is an ambitious football club from Silesia, consistently striving to better its match performance and systematically investing in its development.

On 6 April 2023, the (over a year-long) negotiations for the purchase of a majority stake in the club were concluded. The new owner of the team is the Tychy Investment Company Limited, registered in the British Virgin Islands, which will acquire 75 % of the shares in the increased share capital. We advised at every stage of the negotiations and in the execution of the project.

New majority shareholder of GKS Tychy

Tychy Investment Company Limited is a holding vehicle owned by Pacific Media Group (PMG), a private investment company in the media and entertainment sector. The investment is aimed at PMG’s entry into a new European market. To date, the group has invested in eight European football clubs: OGC Nice (France), Barnsley FC (England), FC Thun (Switzerland), K.V. Oostende (Belgium), Esbjerg fB (Denmark), FC Den Bosch (Netherlands), AS Nancy (France), and 1.FC Kaiserslautern (Germany).

Our advice throughout the process included:

  • Due-diligence investigation of the company
  • Drafting and negotiating of the investment agreement
  • Comprehensive assistance in the drafting of corporate and executive documents, setting out the terms of investor’s further cooperation with the existing sole shareholder, Tyski Sport S.A.

The advisory team was led by Partner Rafał Rapala, Head of Corporate Law, who was supported by Dominik Karkoszka, Senior Associate, and Adam Czarnota, Associate. Rafał Rapala was also the signing director of Tychy Investment Limited Company.

In the course of the transaction, the client was also advised by Daniel Erd and Dr. Markus J. Friedl, LL.M. of our partner law firm Pinsent Masons.

For more information on the deal, see GKS Tychy’s announcement.

Questions? Contact us

 Rafał Rapala

Dominik Karkoszka

Adam Czarnota

Contact us:

Rafał Rapala

Rafał Rapala

Attorney at Law, Partner, Head of Corporate Practice, Shareholders Conflicts

+48 608 444 650


Dominik Karkoszka

Dominik Karkoszka

Attorney at Law, Senior Associate

+48 608 317 340


Adam Czarnota

Adam Czarnota

Advocate, Senior Associate

+48 787 389 207