Blackbridge Team

Alexander Jarvis


Alexander Jarvis is the Chairman of Blackbridge Cross Borders (Blackbridge) since 2013. Alexander’s core role is structuring, advising and facilitating arbitrages, transnational business transactions, inbound-outbound Investment in China along with managing the Blackbridge team and its associates across Europe, Brazil and China. His mission is predominantly the brokering of outbound investments for Chinese top high net worth individuals and privately-owned conglomerates in the following sectors; sports, financial services and real-estate.

Blackbridge under Alexander’s leadership has expanded in China with successful projects completed ranging in size from ¥50 million to ¥1,200 million with the largest multi sector deal executed on behalf of a leading European Investment bank.

Alexander was the first British financier to set up a football focused investment company to assist Chinese investors in acquiring European Football Clubs. Alexander has sold several football clubs to investors from the United States, India, China, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Alexander is actively revolutionising the football club financing model by creating the ICO concept tailored for football clubs. Making history on the 12th September 2018 by launching the first football club initial coin offering (ICO) for Avai FC in Brazil.

Prior to Blackbridge’s creation, Alexander had been involved globally in a multitude of projects across a diverse range of industries, most notably within the financial sector.

Jorge H. Martins

South America Adviser

Jorge H. Martins is a Strategic Adviser to Blackbridge and works alongside Blackbridge’s Chairman on projects across Europe and South America.

Notable projects have been identifying football club investment targets in France, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Hungary, England and Spain. Jorge leads Blackbridge’s Brazil operation and sources Investment opportunities for Blackbridge clients.

Prior to joining Blackbridge, Jorge set up Lowe Sports a company managing the careers of professional sportsmen, led by fellow agent Rodrigo Paco Costa. It was founded in 2012 and currently has offices in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Jorge speaks fluent Portuguese and English.

Daniel Rivers

Legal Adviser

Daniel’s practice Bower Cotton Solicitors LLP spans several practice areas, focussing on multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution and commercial transactions. Daniel has acted for wide range of corporate, family office and private clients from a wide variety of jurisdictions. Daniel’s practice covers acting for individuals from Russia, Ukraine and the CIS in personal matters including advising on their personal structures and wealth management, family disputes, immigration and investments into the UK.

Daniel is a registered football intermediary and represents several footballers from overseas. Daniel has worked with investors in helping them secure sponsorship deals at English Football Clubs.

Daniel is engaged by Blackbridge and several Football Clubs as their legal counsel advising on development and commercial issues.

Gabriel C. Martins

Brazil Adviser

Gabriel C. Martins is an Adviser to Blackbridge and works alongside Blackbridge’s Chairman and Brazil team on projects across Europe and South America.

Notable projects have been identifying football club investment targets in England, Denmark and Spain. Gabriel profiles investment opportunities and builds football club and market reports covering transfer values, asset values, shareholder structures, matchday revenue, broadcasting revenue and sponsorship/commercial revenue.

Gabriel speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English.