Who are Galatioto Sports Partners and Why have them sell the Warriors

Galatioto Sports Partners must be the best in the business for helping professional sports business with financial services.  I’m surprised how plain and amateur looking their site is.  Makes Golden State Warrior Tickets look semi-pro.

GSP Logo

Green the color of Money

Here’s the best of the best that they quote on their home page:

Over the past decade, members of GSP have acted in the capacity of Financial Advisor, Arranger, Lead Agent, Co-Lead Agent or Participant in over 70 transactions in the four major North American sports leagues. GSP’s members have completed assignments for a variety of premier clubs (and their affiliates and owners) including the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, Palace Sports & Entertainment (Detroit Pistons) and Comcast-Spectacor (Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers). GSP has also undertaken a variety of non-public advisory engagements.

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Main Players:

Salvatore Galatioto

  • President
  • Formerly:  Managing Director and Head of the Lehman Brothers’ Sports Advisory & Finance Group
  • Overseen engagements for more than 70 transactions in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues as Financial Advisor, Arranger and Agent
  • Formerly:  Managing Director and Head of SG Cowen Securities Corporation’s Sports Advisory Group
  • Westpac Banking Corporation Corporate Finance Unit
  • Masters of Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird)
  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Hunter College
  • Advisory Board of the World Congress of Sports
  • Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Russ Granik

  • Vice Chairman Galatioto Sports Partners
  • Chairman of the Board of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 1990 Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the National Basketball Association

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  • 1984 Executive Vice President
  • 1980 General Counsel
  • 1978 Assistant General Counsel
  • 1976 Joined the NBA as a staff attorney
  • 1973 Harvard Law School
  • 1969 Dartmouth

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Salvatore Galatioto obviously knows the ins and outs of professional sports but the addition of Russ Granik brings an inside perspective that is immensely valuable.  I’d go to them if I was selling a team AND if I was looking to buy a team then I would have contacted them at some point so they have the interested party list at hand.


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