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Ari Emanuel's WME-IMG Merger: The Possible Financial Troubles
March 2015 | | Vanity Fair | BY WILLIAM D. COHAN.

“Take advantage of each day that's given to you, and do something to move the needle on your business, even if it's just an inch. You've heard it before, but life is not a dress rehearsal. Don't waste your time (or mine).”....In 2009, Emanuel decided to take another big risk. “Nobody fucks up like I do,” he once wrote, “but you'll never succeed unless you take big risks. Big ones.”......“There's nobody more important when it comes to television packaging than Ari and Rick Rosen [WME's television chief],” says entertainment mogul David Geffen. “There's nobody who does it better. For instance, Steven Spielberg was at CAA for decades, and they did nothing for him in television, and he goes with Ari, and he has had seven or eight shows on the air. That's about accomplishment, not about bullshit.”........Over the next decade Forstmann transformed IMG into an international production-and-packaging powerhouse. The expanding business cut profitable deals with more than 200 American college and university sports teams, as well as with Indian Premier League cricket, Wimbledon, the Australian and U.S. Open tennis tournaments, tennis tournaments in Spain and Malaysia, and Barclays Premier League soccer. It ran Fashion Week in New York, Milan, and London, and in China it formed an exclusive joint venture with the national television network to create sports programming—all this in addition to representing such sports stars as Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, and Venus Williams. It also signed up an array of fashion designers and models, including Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Gisele Bündchen, and Kate Moss.
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march 2015 by jerryking
Theodore Forstmann, Private Equity Pioneer, Is Dead at 71 -
November 20, 2011, 1:41 pm Private Equity | Obituaries
Theodore Forstmann, Private Equity Pioneer, Is Dead at 71
moguls  obituaries  private_equity  financiers  Ted_Forstmann 
november 2011 by jerryking
Forstmann's Not So Little Idea -
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Forstmann's Not So Little Idea
Ted Forstmann put his money behind the missing element in inner-city education: committed parents.
Daniel_Henninger  private_equity  philanthropy  moguls  parenting  benefactors  Ted_Forstmann 
november 2011 by jerryking
Brain Cancer Sharpens Ted Forstmann's Focus on Philanthropy -
May 23, 2011, 8:59 pm Private Equity | DealBook Column
Philanthropy Given Focus by Brain Cancer
cancers  private_equity  philanthropy  financiers  Ted_Forstmann 
may 2011 by jerryking

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