Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has advised Pickwatch, a Newcastle-based NFL analytics platform, on a £300,000 investment from private investors to support its continued growth, with a particular continued focus on US markets.

Pickwatch was founded in 2014 and, through its online platform, brings American Football analytics to millions of fans across the UK. 

WBD's Newcastle corporate team advising Pickwatch was led by Stacey Hall and Oliver Rickett.

Stacey commented:

"It has been a pleasure working with the Pickwatch team on this successful deal and we're looking forward to supporting them through continued phases of growth, and seeing the business flourish."

Oliver added:

"Supporting our local start-up community is an important part of our business here at WBD, and we're delighted to be supporting another highly successful, and high potential technology backed business."

Pickwatch founder Shaun Lowrie added:

"It has been great to work with Stacey and Oli on this exciting development for our business. They provided pragmatic, dynamic, and user-friendly advice to help us achieve our goals for this transaction."

WBD's corporate team advises clients across a number of sectors, on a broad range of corporate transactions, particularly M&A, IPOs, joint ventures, private equity investments as well as growth and development capital fundraisings.