Try Karma Today

Opinion and analysis from a team of private investors for today’s most creative minds in business.

Try Karma Today

Join Karma Premium

Gain exclusive member access to industry briefs, market movements, and in-depth analysis of global economic shifts.

Old School Agency Business Models in the Digital Age


Key Market Movements


CAA (Creative Arts Agency), operator of an entertainment and sports agency, received an undisclosed amount of development capital from Temasek on September 26, 2017. Earlier, the company received an undisclosed amount of development capital from China Media Capital, Fubon Life Insurance and Taiwan Mobile on October 5, 2017. The investment would support the company to form media and entertainment platform CAA China. Taiwan Mobile invested $26 million in the company as part of this transaction.


UTA (United Talent Agency), Operator of talent management agency representing artists and other entertainment professionals in the United States. The company received $200 million of development capital from Investcorp Bank and Public Sector Pension Investment Board on August 7, 2018. The post-deal valuation of the firm was $500 M.


James Grant Group, London-based Provider of management and professional services. The company offers as a one-stop-shop for its clients in the sports, music, literary, social talent, and entertainment sectors, providing accountancy, legal, social media, contract negotiation and strategic career planning services. The company is in talks to be acquired by Bowmark Capital, Inflexion Private Equity and Trilantic Partners through a $195 M LBO on November 24, 2017.

Join Karma Premium

Gain exclusive member access to industry briefs, market movements, and in-depth analysis of global economic shifts.

THIS ARTICLE IS EXCLUSIVE TO

Karma Members

arrow-right-light

Industry News

See what deals are on our radar and why. Every day, we break down the most significant private market headlines and deals.

arrow-right-light

Company & Investor Profiles

Conversations with investors and entrepreneurs we are keeping an eye on.

arrow-right-light

Perspectives from Thought Leaders

Read opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see in key business sectors.

What is Karma Network?

Karma is a content platform for opinion and analysis from today’s leading investors, entrepreneurs and analysts on the risks and opportunities surrounding industry-shaping businesses and ideas.

Related Content