Creative Artists Agency Hires International Corporate Strategy Veteran Matteo Perale
Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) announced today that international corporate strategy veteran Matteo Perale has joined the company to further execute on CAA’s aggressive growth and diversification strategy worldwide.
Perale comes to CAA from global sports leader Infront Sports & Media, where he served as the Director of Strategic Development and drove such major strategic initiatives as reorganizing Infront’s digital media business, launching its digital overlay division for broadcast, and integrating both into a fully reorganized production and service business.
James Burtson, who previously oversaw Time Warner’s mergers and acquisitions efforts, joined CAA as CFO last year and leads CAA’s corporate strategic initiatives. The hiring of Perale, based in CAA’s Los Angeles office, further bolsters CAA’s executive ranks as the company continues to transform the industry.
In recent years, CAA has built upon its diverse global platform that ranges from entertainment, sports, and corporate marketing services to venture and growth investing, investment banking, and live events. CAA has made a series of strategic acquisitions over the last two years in support of its growth plan, including its recent acquisition of ICON Venue Group, the leading Owner’s Representative and project management firm in the sports, entertainment, and public assembly industry. ICON's portfolio of the world's most successful venues includes the O2 arena in London, among many others in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Asia.
We are at an unprecedented level of growth, seizing incredible opportunities for the company and our clients,” said CAA President Richard Lovett. “Matteo comes to us with tremendous strategic and industry experience to help us continue to execute on our vision around the world.”
“It is one thing for CAA to maintain its dominant market position year after year for decades, but quite another to watch it drive the industry forward in the intelligent, ambitious, and innovative way it has done in recent years,” said Perale. “I feel very lucky to join the company, and help capitalize on its entirely unique global platform. As content, sports, media, technology, and brands continue to converge, the opportunities for CAA and its clients are limitless.”
CAA’s growth has been accelerated by its strategic partner of five years, global investment firm TPG, which made a significant follow-on investment in CAA in October, 2014. CAA’s investment bank, Evolution Media Capital (EMC), in partnership with TPG Growth and Participant Media, manages a successful equity vehicle with the ability to invest up to $500 million in growth companies in the media, technology, and consumer sectors.
CAA Sports has become the dominant athlete representation firm in the world, with more than 1,000 individual athlete, broadcaster, and coaching clients and nearly double the on-field contract value of the next closest agency. The firm has also completed more than $3.5 billion in precedent-setting property sales deals for clients including Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, FC Barcelona, Red Bull Racing, the San Francisco 49ers, and the reigning National Basketball Association champions, the Golden State Warriors, among others. Through Switzerland-based affiliate CAA Eleven, the firm manages the centralized broadcast, digital, and sponsorship rights for more than 560 premier National Team Football matches in every region of the globe on behalf of UEFA, European football’s governing body. CAA, in partnership with EMC, which advises on deals focused on the media and sports industries, has brokered billions of dollars in transactions for clients including the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Pacific-12 Conference, and the National Hockey League. EMC also represents the buyers or sellers of numerous professional sports franchises and raises capital or structured debt financing for entertainment entities.
Through its various strategic marketing and consulting practices, CAA advises blue-chip consumer brands, including Diageo, JP Morgan Chase, Coca-Cola, Emirates Airline, Chipotle, and IMAX, among many others.
Prior to Infront, Perale worked in private equity for 11 years, most recently at Bridgeport Capital, where he, among others, oversaw the acquisition of Infront and the restructuring of Groupe Monitor and its subsequent merger with InfoPro, to create one the largest European professional publishers. Additionally, he led the merger of motorcycle race organizer SuperBike with Dorna. Prior to Bridgepoint, Perale worked as an investor for Intermediate Capital Group and Henderson Capital and as an operational advisor for Warburg Pincus and Palamon Capital Partners.
Perale began his career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Milan and Caracas. He earned his MBA from Columbia University, a MS in International Business from HEC Paris, and a BS in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.
ABOUT CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents many of the most successful and innovative professionals working in film, television, music, video games, theatre, and digital content, and provides a range of strategic marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. CAA is also a leader in sports, representing more than 1,000 of the world’s top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, and golf, and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, licensing, hospitality, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities.
CAA has been the trailblazer of the agency business – the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, create a brand marketing services arm, and start a successful growth equity vehicle, among other industry innovations.
Creative Artists Agency
Michael Mand, (424) 288-2000
Om Business Wire
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Følg saker fra Business Wire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Business Wire
Edgewater Networks Announces Event Sponsorship of BroadSoft Connections 201720.10.2017 21:00 | Pressemelding
Edgewater Networks, Inc., the industry leader in Network Edge Orchestration, announced today that it is an event sponsor of the BroadSoft Connections 2017 user conference, which takes place October 22-25 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ. During the event, Edgewater Networks will feature demonstrations of the latest end-to-end network interoperability capabilities, including Zero Touch Provisioning, UC Analytics from the core to the endpoint, SD-WAN optimized for BroadSoft, and much more. Continuing a long-standing partnership with BroadSoft, Edgewater Networks has completed another level of BroadCloud certification, this time for local survivability which is critical for business continuity for SMB and Enterprise customers. BroadSoft’s PacketSmart is available on all EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges. All elements of the Network Edge Orchestration are
More than 70 Companies to Showcase Top Tech at CES Unveiled Paris20.10.2017 15:08 | Pressemelding
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that more than 70 exhibitors will showcase their latest innovations at the now sold-out fifth annual CES Unveiled Paris The event will focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and smart cities, and draw more than 600 attendees. CES Unveiled Paris will run from 2-7:30 PM on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Palais Brongniart. Regional technology companies, top-tier media outlets, buyers and key industry influencers will come together at CES Unveiled Paris to get a direct look at the latest industry developments. The day kicks off with a CES news conference and CTA market trends presentation. Conference programming is followed by a tabletop exhibition & networking reception. Curated exhibitors will be there to showcase top tech from robotics and audio to smart home and augmented and virtual reality. Notable
Westinghouse Receives Regulatory Approval for Analysis Methodologies20.10.2017 12:15 | Pressemelding
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for two new important analysis methodologies that will be used to upgrade Westinghouse- and Combustion Engineering-based nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) safety analyses. The approvals granted are for the new FULL SPECTRUMTM Loss of Coolant Accident (FSLOCATM) methodology and the Performance Analysis and Design Model software code update, PAD5. FSLOCA is capable of improved modeling of the transient response in a pressurized water reactor to the full spectrum of LOCA break sizes that could occur, and PAD5 is the next generation of the Westinghouse fuel rod design performance code. “These codes were developed to work in concert with each other to maximize analytical margin for nuclear utilities,” said Michele DeWitt, senior vice preside
Gilead Announces Multiple Scientific Presentations Demonstrating High Cure Rates in Difficult-to-Cure HCV Patients and Improved Long-Term Bone and Renal Safety of Vemlidy® in HBV Patients Switched from Viread®20.10.2017 12:03 | Pressemelding
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) today announced results from Phase 2 and Phase 3 studies of its approved medicines for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, adding to the body of evidence supporting Gilead’s viral hepatitis therapies in diverse patient populations. These and other data from more than 25 abstracts will be presented this week at The Liver Meeting® 2017, which begins today in Washington, D.C. Positive results from studies of Harvoni® (ledipasvir 90mg/sofosbuvir 400mg) in HCV-infected patients with severe renal impairment, Epclusa® (sofosbuvir 400mg/velpatasvir 100mg) in HCV-infected liver transplant recipients and Vosevi® (sofosbuvir 400mg/velpatasvir 100mg/voxilaprevir 100mg) in NS5A-inhibitor experienced HCV-infected patients will be presented during poster sessions on October 21 and October 22. In addition, updated results f
Schlumberger Announces Third-Quarter 2017 Results20.10.2017 11:00 | Pressemelding
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported results for the third quarter of 2017. (Stated in millions, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Change Sept. 30, 2017 Jun. 30, 2017 Sept. 30, 2016 Sequential Year-on-year
SP3H Announces That It Has Obtained a €1.2 Million European Union Grant for Its Intelligent and Clean Vehicle (VIP) Project20.10.2017 10:47 | Pressemelding
SP3H is proud to announce joining the very select circle of the 10 French winners of the H2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 program since 2014. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171020005325/en/ Last summer VIP received the very prestigious SME instrument phase 2 H2020 label in the "transport & smart cities mobility" category. With an overall budget of € 1.7 million, VIP is subsidized by the European Union at a rate of 70% or €1.2 million. The framework contract was officially signed early October. VIP is the pre-industrialization program for Fuelbox sensors, the world's first miniaturized scanner capable of analyzing the quality of fuels on board vehicles. The heart of the program remains closely linked to the reduction of CO2 and pollutant emissions from vehicle
I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.Besøk vårt presserom