James Grant Group Acquires Impact SM Ltd
Impact CEO Robert Segal Appointed the Group’s Head of UK and European Football
Integrated talent management business, James Grant Group, has acquired UK based sports agency Impact Sports Management.
Segal is the founder of ISM and started working in the sports agency field over 20 years ago. He and his team are well respected throughout the industry and are recognised as skilled and experienced operators. ISM represents a number of elite football players, football managers and coaches. This acquisition sees ISM join the Group’s existing Sports division, whose clients include Client Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jonathan Hogg, Jordan Rhodes, Sam Warburton, Dylan Hartley and Frank Lampard.
Segal will work with the existing UK Sports team to continue growing and developing its clients’ careers. In addition, he will actively work with the division’s Executive Chairman, Mick McGuire, and Managing Director, Mike Wallwork, to expand its client services and international presence.
Robert Segal (CEO of Impact Sports Management) said: “Even though I had been approached to join several companies over the years, it was never something I wanted, or needed to do. However, of course I knew all about the reputation of James Grant, I’ve personally known Mick McGuire for 18 years and I have always respected the way he worked, and after meeting Neil and Mike it became something that I really wanted to happen. I bring my team of 20-plus agents who are as excited as I am to continue this journey together, making James Grant Football a force to be reckoned with.”
Neil Rodford (CEO James Grant Group) added: “We’re delighted that Rob and his wider team have chosen to join our Group. We are excited about what they can bring and what we can achieve together going forward. Both companies have a long history within the industry and by combining our skills, knowledge, experience and contacts in the UK, Europe, North and South America, we are confident we can develop a proposition that is compelling to clients. We are also confident we can develop a service proposition domestically and internationally that goes beyond that of a traditional agency.”