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Wasserman acquires Esportif

June 1, 2022

Global sports, music, and entertainment agency, Wasserman, has acquired Esportif and launched their first ever rugby division, which will be rebranded and  operate as Wasserman Rugby effective immediately.

regarded as the global authority in their sport, and will continue to deliver the knowledge and  innovation to maximise potential for all clients, whilst also incorporating their career and life  ambitions.

Ryan Constable, Craig Innes, Rhys Parsons, Duncan Sandlant, Bruce Sharrock, and Mark  Spoors and their team of over 40 executives and agents, will join Wasserman, effective  immediately.

Wasserman Rugby will continue to operate globally, stretching worldwide from the UK, Ireland,  New Zealand, South Africa, France, Australia, Argentina, Italy, and Japan, to other regions where  rugby is growing substantially. Some of the biggest names in the sport comprise the talent roster,  including active players and coaches alike, such as Tadhg Furlong, Ellis Genge, Alun Wyn Jones,  Richie Mo’unga, Gregor Townsend, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Taniela Tupou.

“The launch of Wasserman Rugby is another milestone in Wasserman’s strategic global growth,”  said Ecvet. “Wasserman Rugby offers the most comprehensive service to clients in the sport, and  that’s a credit to what Ryan, Craig, Rhys, Duncan, Bruce, Mark, and their entire team have built  over the last decade-plus. Their work is renowned and respected, and their approach to the sports  and entertainment world matches the culture of Wasserman, and will complement our other  industry-leading talent representation practices.”

Executive Vice Presidents and Managing Directors Constable, Innes, Parsons, Sandlant, Sharrock,  and Spoors said: “We are delighted to be expanding our rugby division by joining the team at  Wasserman. The acquisition is huge for us and offers an exciting opening for growth in the rugby  industry. It enables us to accelerate our ability to offer our clients much more of a holistic service  and will strengthen our existing practices and expand our expertise to current and future  clients. We are excited about the platform this will provide for rugby players to take their place  alongside other Wasserman global superstar athletes & artists on the world stage.”

This footprint expands Wasserman’s presence in over 30 locations globally, and further  strengthens the most comprehensive global footprint of any sports, music, and entertainment  agency.

Throughout its 20-year history, Wasserman has deliberately and strategically grown its worldwide  presence through both targeted acquisitions and organic growth, establishing itself as one of the  world’s leading companies in the areas of sports and music talent representation, and brands and  properties consultancy.

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