GACP Sports makes influential minority and controlled investments in outstanding sports-related businesses that have strong brand equity.
The firm is comprised of experienced private equity professionals as well as sports industry executives who bring expertise in the acquisition and management of sports and sports-related franchises.
MultiRace produces and manages innovative and challenging triathlon, duathlon and running events. Established in 2002, MultiRace is the largest multiple-sport event management company in Florida, managing more than 30 endurance events in 2017.
Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux is a French professional football club based in the city of Bordeaux. The club currently plays in Ligue 1, the first division of French football. The club was founded in 1881 and has won six Ligue 1 titles, four Coupe de France titles, three Coupe de le Ligue titles, and three Trophée des champions titles.
Soccerex is the premier promoter and organizer of soccer industry business to business conventions, forums, and other events world-wide. The company was founded in 1995 and has attracted over 65,000 delegates from 120 counties to its conventions, forums and events.
GACP Sports acquired the rights of Spartan Race for all of Brazil where the world’s top athletes come together to take on four different length obstacle course endurance races.
Our Leadership Team
Mr. Neithardt is GACP’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining GACP, he was a Senior Partner at 1848 Capital Partners LLC, as well as Board member and Co-Chief Investment Officer for Jet Support Services, Inc. Mr. Neithardt was also Interim CFO and Director of M&A of Heartland Food Corp, and Board member of Eastern Air Lines Group Inc., Brazil Tower Company LLC, Green Thumb Lawn & Garden LLC, Naples Transportation & Tours LLC, Big Apple Entertainment Partners LLC and American Stem Cell Centers of Excellence.
Mr. DaGrosa is Chairman & CEO of GACP LLC. Previously, he was a Senior Partner at 1848 Capital Partners LLC, as well as former Partner at Maplewood Partners, LP. Mr. DaGrosa is also Chairman of the Miami Beach Kings, Inc., Vice-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer for Jet Support Services, Inc., and Board member of MultiRace LLC, Brazil Tower Company, and Big Apple Entertainment Partners LLC. He has served on the boards of Eastern Air Lines Group Inc. and SMobile Systems, Inc.
Mr. Varela is a former professional soccer player for Sporting Lisbon, E. Amadora and Alverca in Portugal, and a former sports agent for professional soccer players throughout Europe with expertise in player contract negotiation and team personnel restructurings. He has organized international exhibitions for major soccer teams including: Real Madrid, Barcelona, S.L. Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, AEK Athens, Toronto F.C. and Gremio. Mr. Varela also intermediated the acquisition of Malaga C.F. and was integral in the team’s restructuring.