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TLA Worldwide Acquires Australia-Based Elite Sports Properties For Nearly $20M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 20 / 15

Talent agency TLA Worldwide on Thursday announced the acquisition of Elite Sports Properties in a deal worth up to $19.5M. Under terms of the deal, TLA is paying an initial $10.3M for the Australia-based agency. The amount will be split up into a cash payment of $7.7M along with the allocation of mo...

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