IMG Worldwide, Inc. provides sports, fashion, and media operating services worldwide. It offers consulting, event management, hospitality, league development, licensing, media distribution, media production, performance, speaker, sponsorship, strategic initiative, talent representation, ticketing, venue, and video archive services, as well as integrated academic, athletic, and personal development programs. The company provides services in the areas of action sports, baseball, basketball, college sports, cricket, entertainment, fashion, figure skating, football, global institutions, golf, mass participation, motorsports, Olympics, poker, rugby, and tennis. IMG Worldwide, Inc. was formerly kn...
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IMG to Join Mastercard's Start Path Global Program
Sep 20 16
Mastercard announced IMG from China to join its Start Path Global program the company's global effort to support innovative early-stage startups developing the next generation of commerce and fintech solutions. Start Path was established in early 2014 as a way for Mastercard to work directly with global startups building innovative solutions covering everything from blockchain to artificial intelligence and chatbots. Over the last two years, Start Path has worked with over 90 companies across 24 countries. Mastercard is currently running active pilots with or has directly invested in nearly 20% of the companies. The early-stage companies that comprise this new class hail from all corners of the globe and are varied in terms of their team size, level of funding, revenue, and sales pipeline.
Sequoia Capital China-Led Consortium Including Tencent and Fountainvest Partners Announces Joint Venture with WME | IMG in China
Jun 9 16
WME | IMG and a Sequoia Capital China-led consortium announced the formation of a new China-based joint venture to enhance and accelerate WME | IMG’s continued growth in the country. The investment is led by Sequoia Capital China. Tencent and FountainVest Partners also participated in the investment. Operating a joint venture with CCTV to develop and promote sporting events; and providing strategic counsel to tourism, sports, corporate and event authorities. The creation of this new joint venture will allow for expansion in these areas in addition to new forays into Chinese sports and entertainment.
WME | IMG and Frieze Announces New Strategic Partnership
Apr 14 16
WME | IMG and Frieze announced a new strategic partnership. WME | IMG and Frieze will work together to expand the resources and expertise available to Frieze’s clients through events, media and technology. As part of the agreement, WME | IMG will support the Frieze Tate Fund, the first acquisition fund connected to an art fair.