ICM Partners, one of Hollywood’s most prominent talent agencies, has acquired sports agency Stellar Group, and formed a new division — ICM Stellar Sports.
Stellar is the world’s largest soccer agency, and represents over 800 total athletes with contracts totaling around $3 billion, like Gareth Bale and Jameis Winston. In 2019, Forbes named founder Jonathan Barnett the most powerful sports agent in the world, surpassing baseball super-agent Scott Boras.
ICM reps top entertainers including Beyoncé, Samuel L. Jackson, Jerry Seinfeld and many more, as well as content creators Spike Lee, Shonda Rhimes and Vince Gilligan.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but in a prospectus obtained by The New York Times in 2017, Barnett said he’d consider offers over 100 million pounds — about $129 million today.