In two deals expanding its range and roster of clients, Wasserman Media Group finalized a transaction to acquire talent management firm and television production company Brillstein Entertainment Partners and global sports and entertainment agency CSM Sport and Entertainment Holdings.
The Brillstein acquisition marks Wasserman Media’s first foray into the film and TV representation and production space. Brillstein’s clients include Brad Pitt, Florence Pugh and Adam Sandler and its television producing credits include The Sopranos, and Real Time with Bill Maher.
Wasserman acquired CSM from Chime Communications Limited. The transaction will give Wasserman access to CSM's roster of clients, including AIA Group, the Asian insurer that sponsors Tottenham Hotspur FC and the Alpine Formula One team. CSM is headquartered in London and focuses on sports marketing, talent representation, public relations and advertising.
Wasserman is a global sports marketing and management firm with expertise in sports, media and musical talent representation, as well as brand marketing and property marketing. Wasserman represents athletes, coaches, broadcasters, influencers and front office executives who play integral roles across every major global sport, spanning six continents.
The S&C team that advised Wasserman in the CSM deal includes Alison Ressler, Jeremy Kutner, Aria Wong, Catherine McLaughlin, Tommy Tsao, Priyanka Butani, Emily St. Marie, Maya Nuyts and trainee solicitors Isadora Janssen and Siddhant Iyer. Isaac Wheeler and Michael Orchowski advised on U.S. tax matters, and Andrew Thomson and George Croft advised on U.K. tax matters. Kristen Klein and Julia Paranyuk advised on U.S. executive compensation matters, and Mark Schenkel and Elianne Schiff advised on intellectual property matters. Juan Rodriguez, André Garcia do Fôjo and trainee solicitor Marcus Köttering advised on competition matters.
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