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October 2018
UK, £100m - £500m

Liberty advises the management team of YM&U on the investment by Trilantic Europe

YM&U (formerly James Grant Group), the leading integrated management company for clients in sports, music and entertainment, announced today that it has partnered with private equity firm Trilantic Europe in a multi-million-dollar investment deal. Alongside this partnership announcement, the Group has officially renamed its holding company YM&U Group, also from immediate effect, unifying the business under a new holding company name.

YM&U’s new partnership with Trilantic Europe represents an important milestone in the Group’s evolution. This new partnership will allow the Group to continue to implement its plan to become a leader in its field on both sides of the Atlantic.

YM&U is a UK and US based company that provides professional career advice to clients in the comedy, broadcast, social, music, film and stage, and sports sectors. It has expanded rapidly in recent years through both organic and acquisition growth. Recent additions to the Group include the football sports agency Impact SM, their clients include Harry Winks, Sean Dyche, Chris Hughton and Alex McCarthy; and music management company Machine Management, who represent Clean Bandit, Years & Years and Mika.

The investment from Trilantic Europe will see them become the Group’s largest shareholder, with the balance of the equity being held by the management and employees of the business. YM&U’s executive team will remain in place and continue to run the Group. The key objective remains to improve the range and depth of services provided to their clients.

We are delighted to join forces with Trilantic Europe, whose management team has the experience we require on both sides of the Atlantic, which made them the obvious choice for us as a management team

Neil Rodford