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Iconic Sports Acquisition Corp. - ICNC

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 141.7M
Average Volume: 8.3K
52W Range: $9.99 - $10.78
Weekly %: +0.09%
Monthly %: +0.38%
Inst Owners: 0


Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 608
Unit composition:
Each unit has an offering price of  $10.00 and consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant
Trust Size: 25000000.0M


Our officers, directors and director nominees are as follows: Name ​ ​ Age ​ ​ Position ​ James G. Dinan ​ ​ ​ ​ 62 ​ ​ ​ Director ​ Alexander Knaster ​ ​ ​ ​ 62 ​ ​ ​ Director ​ Gianluca Vialli ​ ​ ​ ​ 57 ​ ​ ​ Co-Chief Executive Officer ​ Fausto Zanetton ​ ​ ​ ​ 45 ​ ​ ​ Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer ​ Marco Re ​ ​ ​ ​ 45 ​ ​ ​ Executive Vice President ​ Tim Williams ​ ​ ​ ​ 51 ​ ​ ​ Executive Vice President ​ Tommy Aylmer ​ ​ ​ ​ 35 ​ ​ ​ Executive Vice President ​ Renée E. LaBran ​ ​ ​ ​ 61 ​ ​ ​ Director Nominee ​ Alex Liu ​ ​ ​ ​ 63 ​ ​ ​ Director Nominee ​ Fahd Beg ​ ​ ​ ​ 42 ​ ​ ​ Director Nominee ​ James G. Dinan has served as a Director since September 2021. Mr. Dinan founded York Capital Management in September 1991 and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since September 1991. From 1985 to 1991, he worked at Kellner, DiLeo & Co., where he became a General Partner and was responsible for investing in risk arbitrage and special situation investments. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Dinan was a member of the investment banking group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. In 2014, Mr. Dinan purchased a stake in the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, partnering with Marc Lasry and Wes Edens. Over the course of the following five years, from the 2013/14 season to the 2018/19 season, as owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, Messrs. Dinan, Lasry and Edens have completely reimagined, rebuilt and re-energized the team’s business operations, resulting in substantial increases in attendance (+68%), ticket revenue (+186%), digital and social media audience (+283%), concessionsand retail revenue (+600%), partnership sales (+200%) and cable revenue (+65%). They have assembled a top-flight management team and instilled a new corporate culture marked by accountability, collaboration and results and are credited with the turnaround that saw the Milwaukee Bucks win the 2021 NBA Championship and lift the Larry O’Brien trophy on July 20, 2021, for the first time since 1971. Mr. Dinan has also been instrumental in driving the vision, financing, planning, design and construction of the Deer District, a 30-acre mixed-use development project that has transformed downtown Milwaukee, featuring a new 714,000 square feet multi-purpose arena, financed by a $524 million public and private investment, and a new state-of-the-art 55,000 square feet training facility for the Milwaukee Bucks, financed by a $30 million private investment. He has worked to ensure that this historic project will be catalytic to the economic development of both the city of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Throughout his time in Milwaukee, Mr. Dinan has devoted significant energy and effort to working within the Milwaukee community to accomplish important social and economic goals, which include spearheading the development and launch of the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation. Mr. Dinan is a member of the NBA’s Board of Governors, responsible for the strategy and global direction of the NBA across media, digital, operations, partnerships and many other facets of the league. Mr. Dinan is currently the Vice-Chair and Chairman Emeritus of the Museum of the City of New York. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and the USA Wrestling Foundation. Additionally, he is a USOPF Trustee and he served as Team Leader for Men’s Freestyle Wrestling for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Mr. Dinan sits on the Harvard Business School's Board of Dean's Advisors, the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton Board of Advisors at the University of Pennsylvania and the Board of Trustees for The Rockefeller University. Mr. Dinan’s business experience and leadership make him well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors. 124 TABLE OF CONTENTS Alexander Knaster has served as a Director since September 2021. Mr. Knaster has served as the Chairman of Pamplona Capital Management, a global investment management firm, since he founded the firm in 2005. As of 2020, Pamplona Capital Management has managed over $13 billion in private equity, hedge funds and fund of funds assets. Prior to founding Pamplona Capital Management, Mr. Knaster served as the Chief Executive Officer at Alfa Bank from 1998 to 2004. From 1985 to 1998, he has held senior positions at Credit Suisse First Boston, Bankers Trust Company, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Grenfell and Simmons and Company in New York, London, Moscow and Houston. Mr. Knaster has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University, M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and Ph.D. in Economics from Russian Academy of Science. Mr. Knaster is currently concluding a Master of Science program in Molecular Biology at New York University. He is an active philanthropist, focusing extensively on funding cancer research and educational activities, and is already an investor in European football, having acquired a majority stake in A.C. Pisa 1909 in January 2021. Mr. Knaster’s business experience in executive positions make him well-qualified to serve on our board of directors. Gianluca Vialli has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since September 2021. Mr. Vialli is one of the most iconic and successful European professional footballers of the modern era, having played at Sampdoria, Juventus and Chelsea. He represented Italy in 59 matches and was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame. He is one of the only nine players who have won all three major UEFA club competitions: the UEFA Champions League/European Cup, the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Mr. Vialli was also the first Italian to have been appointed manager to a Premier League club, having led the first teams of Chelsea (1998-2000) and Watford (2001-2002). During his tenure at Chelsea, Mr. Vialli led the team to two international (the 1998 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the 1998 UEFA Super Cup) and three domestic titles (the 2000 FA Cup, the 1998 League Cup and the 2000 Football Association Charity Shield). After his professional playing and coaching career, Mr. Vialli spent 15 years at Sky Sports Italia as an ambassador from 2003 to 2018, an advisor to the CEO on sporting matters and a highly respected commentator and media personality, with deep expertise in Serie A, Premier League, UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cups. Mr. Vialli is also a Co-Founder and has served as Non-Executive Director of Tifosy Capital & Advisory since 2015. He focuses on advising clients on sporting strategy, organisational matters including recruitment and capital allocation decisions. In addition, Mr. Vialli currently serves as Head of the Italian national football team delegation and is a mentor to players and management. In July 2021, as part of the team led by Italian manager Roberto Mancini, Mr. Vialli oversaw Italy’s triumph in the 2020 European Championships. Mr. Vialli has a Masters in Football Business from the Johan Cruyff Institute and a Masters in Marketing and Sponsorship from University Bocconi. Fausto Zanetton has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since September 2021 and Chief Financial Officer since April 2021. Mr. Zanetton is a much sought-after and trusted advisor in the sports industry and has over 20 years of experience advising global media, sports and technology companies. Mr. Zanetton has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tifosy since 2015, which he co-founded with Gianluca Vialli after seeing an unprecedented need for high-quality advisory services and financing solutions in professional sports. Mr. Zanetton directs Tifosy’s strategy and is responsible for managing the firm day-to-day, as well as in the sports sector advising clients on large-scale mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Mr. Zanetton has worked with professional sports franchises across Europe and the United States and has recently advised on transactions involving Inter Milan, Inter Miami CF, Parma Calcio 1913, Sampdoria, Glasgow Rangers Football Club, Queens Park Rangers Football Club, A.C. Pisa 1909, Norwich City Football Club and others. He has also been a speaker at various industry conferences, including Leaders in Sport, Soccerex Global Convention and Web Summit. 125 TABLE OF CONTENTS Mr. Zanetton previously held various positions as an experienced sports, media and entertainment banker at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, with additional sector experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Brussels and Boston. Mr. Zanetton has a successful track record in leading high-profile transactions. Over the course of his career, Mr. Zanetton has developed a vast network within the global sports, finance and private equity industries and brings to the management team significant experience as a leader on large-scale mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and private financing transactions. Marco Re has served as our Executive Vice President since September 2021. Mr. Re has served as a Managing Director and as the Head of Italy at Tifosy since 2020. At Tifosy, Mr. Re is primarily responsible for the Italian market and office, but also leads the firm’s strategic client coverage as an adviser to top-tier clubs and clients across Europe. Mr. Re has an in-depth knowledge of the sports industry and is valued by clients for his holistic view on the sports financing market. Prior to joining Tifosy, Mr. Re served at Juventus FC from 2000 to 2020 in various roles, including as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Board, where he held responsibility for all financial and non-sporting operations. During his 20 year career at Juventus, Mr. Re led capital market transactions including the Juventus initial public offering, a €300 million rights issue, stadium construction financing, Juventus Village financing (real estate fund structure) and a €175 million senior unsecured bond issuance. As an experienced Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Re has a detailed understanding of not only industry-specific financing arrangements, such as factoring of broadcasting and player receivables, but also related developments, having assumed senior leadership roles in the J|Medical and J|Hotel projects. Mr. Re holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Turin and has been enrolled in the Italian Register of Chartered Accountants and in the Register of Auditors since 2003. Tim Williams has served as our Executive Vice President since September 2021. Mr. Williams is a Managing Director and the Head of UK at Tifosy, a position he has held since 2021. At Tifosy, he is responsible for the strategy and development of the business in the United Kingdom and focuses on strategic and capital solutions for a wide range of clubs across multiple leagues. Mr. Williams is a finance professional with more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years in sport, media, advertising and entertainment. Prior to joining Tifosy, Mr. Williams served as Chief Financial Officer and member of the San Siro stadium management company board at Inter Milan from July 2015 to February 2021, where he held responsibility for financial, strategic and management reporting and the club’s financing and capital structure since 2015. While at Inter Milan, Mr. Williams led the issue of structured bond and revolving credit facilities totalling €425 million, as well as securing short-term financing arrangements on numerous occasions. Mr. Williams also has extensive experience in the UEFA FFP regulations after leading Inter Milan to the successful release from a four-year FFP Settlement Agreement. Before joining Inter Milan, he trained with KPMG and held senior finance roles for advertising agency McCann Erickson from 2005 to 2009 and for Manchester United from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance from Manchester Metropolitan University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Tommy Aylmer has served as our Executive Vice President since September 2021. Mr. Aylmer is a Managing Director and the Chief Legal Officer at Tifosy, a position he has held since 2017. At Tifosy, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, strategy and sports regulation and has recently advised on transactions involving Inter Milan, Inter Miami CF, A.C. Pisa and Norwich City Football Club, among others. Mr. Aylmer also oversees the wider team at the firm and the firm’s regulated investment platform activities. Prior to joining Tifosy, Mr. Aylmer was a corporate lawyer at leading European law firm Arthur Cox from 2010 to 2017, specialising in M&A and corporate finance. While at Arthur Cox, he gained significant experience in complex mergers and acquisitions and financing arrangements, representing and advising a wide variety of investment banking and corporate clients. Mr. Aylmer’s select former experience includes advising: Greencore Group plc on the $747.5 million acquisition of Peacock Foods; Goldman Sachs as part of Activision Blizzard’s $5.9 billion takeover of King Digital; CRH plc on the €6.5 billion multi-jurisdictional acquisition of businesses and assets from Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd; the Eir Group on the 126 TABLE OF CONTENTS acquisition of international sports broadcaster Setanta Sports Ireland; and Emirates National Oil Company on the £4.0 billion takeover and delisting of Dragon Oil plc. Mr. Aylmer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Law from University College Dublin and is a dual-qualified lawyer with professional solicitor qualifications from the Law Societies of Ireland and England & Wales. Renée E. LaBran has agreed to serve as a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. LaBran currently serves on the boards of B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ: RILY), a diversified financial services provider, serving on the audit and governance committees, and Idealab. In addition to leading strategy initiatives and M&A projects as a consultant to large corporate clients, she is an active investor and advisor to early-stage companies. She is also an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Anderson Business School’s entrepreneurship program, and serves on the Advisory Board of Principia Growth, a late-stage growth fund. In 2015, Ms. LaBran was appointed by Governor Brown to the California State Bar Board of Trustees (responsible for regulation of California attorneys) and was confirmed to two terms by the State Senate as a non-attorney public member. Ms. LaBran played a key role in the restructuring of both the board and the organization and completed her tenure in December 2020. Ms. LaBran has been involved in the venture capital industry since 2000, initially as a founding partner of RCP, a technology focused venture capital fund. RCP also served as the launching pad for RC/Fontis, a growth stage fund targeting underserved markets. Ms. LaBran served as a Board Director for multiple portfolio companies (including audit chair experience) as well as provided oversight of both firms’ finance functions and operations. Prior to venture capital, Ms. LaBran held a variety of executive management positions at the Los Angeles Times, overseeing $300 million in revenue and launching their digital initiatives, including co-founding two media industry joint ventures, serving as Chief Executive Officer of one joint venture. Prior to the Los Angeles Times, Ms. LaBran was a management consultant with Monitor, working on corporate strategy projects for Fortune 500 companies. Ms. LaBran is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received her B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. LaBran is the mother of two sons. She is active in her community, including past Board Chair for Hathaway—Sycamores Child and Family Services, and co-founder of Women Founders Network, supporting female entrepreneurs. She also serves on the Investment Committee for Alliance for Southern California Innovation. Ms. LaBran’s extensive experience on corporate boards and investment experience make her well qualified to serve on our board. Alex Liu has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Liu is the managing partner and chairman of the board of directors at Kearney, a global management consulting firm. A trusted advisor to chief executive officers and boards, he elected as the firm’s ninth managing partner in 2018 and re-elected for a second term in 2021. He was named on the 2020 Global Diversity CEO List and has appeared on platforms such as the WEF, The Economist and CNBC to discuss equity and inclusion matters for business and society. Mr. Liu has worked extensively in the communications, media, and technology sectors in more than 50 countries and was named a Top 25 consultant by Consulting magazine. Mr. Liu has served as both speaker and co-chair at WEF events, including the Annual Summit in Davos and the WEF on Africa Summit, sharing his perspectives on global trends around the fourth industrial revolution and future-workforce topics. He is also a member of the WEF IBC, an advisory body made up of 120 chief executives and chairs representing cross-industry global organizations, and a participant in G20 Economist events. Mr. Liu publishes frequently in business periodicals and newspapers such as Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times and speaks often on culture and joy at work, hosting a popular podcast, Joy@Work. 127 TABLE OF CONTENTS Prior to joining Kearney, Mr. Liu was Chief Executive Officer of a technology start-up and a partner with Boston Consulting Group, helping establish the firm’s Asian operations outside of Japan in the 1990s. He also served as a board adviser to Etisalat, one of the largest-cap public companies in the Middle East. He began his career in brand management at a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble. Mr. Liu has an M.B.A. from Harvard and a Bachelor’s degree from Yale and remains an avid rugby player. Mr. Liu’s industry experience and leadership experience make him well qualified to serve on our board. Fahd Beg has agreed to serve as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Beg is the Chief Operating Officer of Prosus Food and Edtech and a member of the Prosus Investment Committee. Prosus N.V. Prosus is a global consumer internet group listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Mr. Beg joined Naspers, the controlling shareholder of Prosus, in 2016 and went on to become the Group Chief Investment Officer of Naspers in 2018 and of Prosus in 2019 following its incorporation, where he presided over a period of significant acceleration in the deployment of capital. In 2021 Mr. Beg became Chief Operating Officer of two of the Prosus’s key segments, where he is responsible for strategy and investments as well as a number of growth and operational functions that provide support to scale portfolio companies. Before joining Prosus, Mr. Beg held the position of Managing Director and Head of EMEA Internet Investment Banking at Citi. Mr. Beg has an M.B.A. from Insead and a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University. Mr. Beg’s extensive investment experience and experience in executive leadership positions make him well qualified to serve on our board. Number and Terms of Office of Officers and Directors Our board of directors is divided into three classes, with only one class of directors being appointed in each year, and with each class (except for those directors appointed prior to our first annual general meeting) serving a three-year term. In accordance with the NYSE corporate go

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