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+1 312 749 8649

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Overview

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.

Portfolio

Our Leadership Team

David Neithardt
Operating Partner

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.

Joseph DaGrosa
Chairman

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, Big Apple Entertainment Partners LLC, and American Stem Cell Centers of Excellence. He has served on the boards of Eastern Air Lines Group Inc. and SMobile Systems, Inc.

Hugo Varela
Operating Partner

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.