The world’s largest football agency Stellar Group, which arranged Gareth Bale’s £ 90million move to Real Madrid in 2013, will be taken over by the US entertainment group ICM PARTNERS
- The Stellar Group, the world’s largest football agency, was taken over
- The US entertainment agency ICM PARTNERS has bought the company
- Stellar Group arranged the £ 90million Gareth Bale move to Real Madrid in 2013
- Jonathan Barnett, Gareth Bale’s agent, will continue to lead the new merger
- ICM Stellar Sports is also co-founded and chaired by David Manasseh. directed
The world’s largest football agency, Stellar Group, which Gareth Bale bought Real Madrid for £ 90million in 2013, has been bought by US entertainment agency ICM PARTNERS.
Stellar Founder and Chairman Jonathan Barnett will continue to lead the day-to-day running of the newly created ICM Stellar Sports.
He will become Executive Chairman along with Stellar Co-Founder and Co-Chair David Manasseh.
Stellar Group, responsible for Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid in 2013, has been acquired
ICM Stellar Sports has bought the company from Jonathan Bartnett (above), Bale’s agent
The takeover announced on Thursday by Barnett and ICM PARTNERS boss Chris Silbermann gives the entertainment giant in the US access to Stellar’s 800 athletes and opens the US market for Stellar’s customers.
It brings together the representatives of the English stars Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell as well as the entertainment giant who is responsible for looking after Samuel L. Jackson, Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Keaton.
“It was the right time and a great opportunity to build a global sports division for ICM,” Barnett told Sportsmail.
Co-Chairman David Manasseh (right) will also lead the new ICM Stellar Sports group
“All employees of the Stellar Group will switch to ICM Stellar Sports and continue to run the agency as before,” said a joint statement.
The New York Times reported in 2017 that Barnett was on the verge of selling Stellar, but a group of investors failed to raise funds for a deal worth more than $ 100 million.
Stellar, whose current contracts are close to $ 3 billion, has added NFL players to its client list for the past few years, and Bale was considering moving to MLS before finally opting to loan out this summer Return to Tottenham.
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