WME and Silver Lake to acquire IMG Worldwide for a rumoured US$2.3b

wmeWilliam Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Silver Lake today announced an agreement to acquire IMG Worldwide. The company is a market leader in college and professional sports, event management, client representation, fashion and multi-media rights management. The combination of WME and IMG creates a unique global sports and entertainment platform, operating across North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. WME and IMG together will have an unparalleled client roster; a broad relationship base with sponsors, brands and broadcasters; and marquee assets in sports, events, film and television, and fashion.silverlake

Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with approximately $20 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 110 investment and value creation professionals located around the world. Today Silver Lake’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $30 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 97,000 people internationally.

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