Bardi Co. Finalizes Partnership With StoneMountain Management and Lev Entertainment, Expanding Its Presence in the Global Media & Entertainment Industry

Bardi Co. (BCo), a transnational investment bank based in Los Angeles, California, has executed a tripartite agreement with StoneMountain Management (SM) and Lev Entertainment (Lev).
BCo will support SM and Lev’s network of professional and semi-professional athletes, managers, sports and entertainment teams, agencies, brands, and content creators while increasing the scope of its investment banking and corporate finance advisory services in the media and entertainment sector globally. 
The main vertical within the media and entertainment industry that the partnership will focus on is European football (i.e., teams, venues, agencies, branding and licensing, digital technology, etc.). Bardi Co. will provide a comprehensive range of financial solutions aligning its European banking heritage with modern, technologically driven methodologies.
“This three-way agreement has tremendous potential to benefit all parties involved and to create liquidity for sports clubs and their shareholders by giving them access to a diverse pool of capital,” says Chris Manfre, Managing Director at Bardi Co.
Mel Stein, Scott Fisher, and Joel Macadar will be spearheading the international business development initiatives.
Mel Stein is the Chairman of StoneMountain and a practicing English solicitor. He was one of the first English soccer agents and has managed the likes of Chris Waddle, Paul Gascoigne, and Alan Shearer, and represented numerous English football clubs. He is the President of The Association of Football Agents and a Professor of Sports Law currently lecturing at Loughborough University. He is the author of more than 20 books, a seasoned contributor to BBC TV, Sky Sports and BBC Radio 4 & 5, and legal advisor to The National League in England.
Scott Fisher is a Director at StoneMountain. He is a former professional footballer and one of the U.K.’s leading football agents. He has represented a multitude of talent, the most notable being Steven Fletcher, Gareth McCauley, and Stephen Ward. He is a well-respected dealmaker and holds relationships with several key contacts in world football. “We are very excited by the prospect of this new relationship with Bardi and are confident that we will be able to expand our businesses to our mutual benefit and the benefit of our sports clients.”
Joel Macadar is the founder and CEO of Lev Entertainment. Joel acts as a football agent for young players in the U.K. and he holds key relationships with football clubs globally. Joel manages commercial partnerships, public relations and social media partnerships for players in the Premier League, Scottish Premier League and English Championship. He has been a guest columnist for The Guardian and a guest on Premier League Tonight on BT Sport. “Football is evolving and this is a partnership which allows us to not only evolve alongside it but also be a key part of that evolution. We are very excited to be able to collaborate with the Bardi team and are confident the relationship will be fruitful for all parties.”
Source: Bardi Co. LLC