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White & Black Advise Esportif on Acquisition by Wasserman

Jonathan Williamson and his Corporate Team recently advised Esportif during it’s acquisition by Global sports, music, and entertainment agency Wasserman.

Esportif will be re-branded as ‘Wasserman Rugby‘ effective immediately and with it become Wasserman’s first ever rugby division.

Esportif acquired by Wasserman


“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.” 

“Wasserman is a partner to the world’s most iconic sports figures, musical artists, brands and properties in their endeavors across sports, entertainment and culture. Our purpose is to transform and advance brands, businesses and careers, empowering clients to create culture and impact audiences.”

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As the global rugby specialist in both rugby league and rugby union, Wasserman Rugby act as a trusted partner to deliver the knowledge and innovation that maximises potential and realises career and life ambitions for our clients. We are rugby specialists, unique in our world because every player we work with is unique in theirs. We are determined to be different in our sector and create the most comprehensive client offering across the world.

Congratulations to Jonathan and the team for all of their work, very exciting times ahead for Wasserman Rugby.

Corporate transactional work is the largest area of our practice, with deals ranging from £1m to £750m, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, joint ventures, corporate governance, and banking involving high growth and pure technology companies. We guide our clients through every aspect, through to post-deal integration. Please reach out to Jonathan Williamson or John Allen for more information.

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