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The WME-IMG agency has completed the acquisition of Global eSports Management (GEM) a global full-service eSports talent agency that manages a range of clients from across the gaming industry.

The IMG agency has extended its agreements with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to remain as the exclusive distributor of live scoring fastpath data for the premier tours in men’s and women’s tennis until 2020.

The WME-IMG agency has signed a worldwide marketing and management representation agreement with rising tennis star Genie Bouchard.

Tom Berrington and Seth Holmes, former vice-presidents at IMG, have set-up Rise, a sports marketing and rights representation agency based in Dubai.

USA Rugby, the national governing body for rugby union in the United States, has signed a 10-year partnership with the IMG agency which seeks to further boost the development of the sport in the country.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed IMG Media executive Tom Harrison as its new chief executive officer.

The World Rallycross Championship has announced the addition of Barcelona to its 2015 calendar, with an initial one-year deal struck with a view towards a long-term partnership.

German Handball Bundesliga club Rhein-Neckar Löwen has signed a 10-year marketing partnership with the IMG agency.

European football’s governing body Uefa has appointed the IMG Licensing division of the IMG agency as master licensee for all of its national team competitions until 2017.

Series promoter IMG Motorsports has confirmed that the Argentinian city of San Luis will stage the final round of the inaugural season of the World Rallycross Championship.

The much-hyped Indian Super League (ISL) took another major step towards its launch on Sunday as the likes of Spanish Liga club Atletico Madrid, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar (pictured) and Sourav Ganguly and Bollywood stars were confirmed as owners of the eight teams that will compete in the new football competition.

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has added to her growing commercial interests by agreeing a partnership which sees her become a co-owner of skincare brand Supergoop.

The IMG agency will support the launch of a new Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) event in China later this year.

IMG-Reliance, commercial and marketing partner of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has launched a tender process for acquisition of franchises for the delayed Indian Super League (ISL) project.

The IMG Swiss division of the IMG agency has been appointed as the exclusive marketing partner of European action sports event Freestyle.ch.

Golf’s European Tour and the IMG agency have confirmed that the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship will take place at the London Golf Club in Kent, England from October 15-19.

Entertainment talent agency William Morris Endeavor and private equity company Silver Lake Partners have reached a deal to acquire the IMG agency, one of the sports industry’s most influential companies, it was confirmed today.

Women’s golf sensation Lydia Ko has signed up the IMG agency for management and marketing representation.

Qatar's Aspire Academy has joined forces with a roster of partners including IMG, the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee - organisers of the Fifa World Cup in the country – Georgetown University and SportBusiness International to launch the Joosor Institute, a centre of excellence designed to give world-class education and training facilities to sports professionals in the Middle East region.

Sports marketing agency IMG has acquired The Great Ocean Road Marathon ahead of the event’s 10th anniversary.

The inaugural season of the Indian Super League, the proposed IMG-Reliance football tournament, has postponed its start by eight months.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) alongside commercial partner IMG-Reliance and TV network Star India have launched the new football Indian Super League.

Formula One racing owner CVC Capital has reportedly joined forces with an investment group headed by former News Corporation COO Peter Chernin to make a $2 billion bid for IMG.

Sports marketing agency IMG has acquired the business-to-business network platforms Golf Business Forum (GBF) and the Golf Business Community (GBC) from KPMG.