Alan Pace & Dave Checketts Favourites to Takeover Burnley Football Club
Burnley Football Club is currently being linked with an American consortium believed to be ALK Capital which is run by Alan Pace and Dave Checketts. The consortium was said to be interested in purchasing Sheffield United from the current owner back in 2019.
In November last year, Alan Pace, Citi’s Global head of securities services sales, left the US bank after 11 years with the hop of investing into a English Premier League club. It would appear after failing to purchase Sheffield United he has turned his attention to the Clarets.
Earlier in 2019, Pace set up ALK Capital with US businessman Dave Checketts, the pair were part of the team that established MLS franchise Real Salt Lake back in 2004 Pace served as interim president alongside Checketts who has helped negotiate links with Real Madrid.
Checketts, has also worked with basketball team the Detroit Pistons and was involved with NBA franchise, New York Knicks, as well as ice hockey side New York Rangers when he served as chief executive of the company that owned the two clubs.
One of ALK Capital’s first investments was AIScout, a fully automated identification talent platform for professional businesses to scout amateur players worldwide. The website states that Artificial intelligence allows scouts to find, analyse, score, rate, benchmark & scout players technical, athletic, cognitive & psychometric ability.”
Talks between ALK Capital and Burnley Football Club’s board of directors are at an advanced stage and its hoped that an agreement can be made shortly to give the club the investment it requires to continue its progress in becoming a stable top ten Premier League club.