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Lagardère Plus Creates Umbrella Brand For Company's Consulting Efforts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 16 / 17

Lagardère Sports & Entertainment has launched Lagardère Plus, a global agency that will incorporate Lagardère's existing global consulting businesses. Those include agencies akzio! and Zaechel Int. in Germany and Spons...

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Sources: NBAers Cutting Ties With ASM Agent

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Octagon Brings On Tier 1 Management's Casey Muir

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Agent Deryk Gilmore Opening New Agency

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Judge Sends Fegan Lawsuit To Arbitration

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Wiggins Cuts BDA Ties With Max Deal On Table

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CSE Adds Richmond Flowers III For Football Biz

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Octagon Relocates HQ Back To Stamford

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