Stellar Group Partners With U.S.-Based Global Premier Management
British football player representation firm Stellar Group set down stakes in the U.S. by partnering with American firm Global Premier Management, which will now become Stellar USA, according to Liz Mullen of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Financial terms were not disclosed. Global Premier Founder Patrick McCabe said, "It is not an acquisition. It's really a partnership/merger." McCabe, who represents about 60 footballers, including Major League Soccer players in the U.S. and American players in Europe, will become president of Stellar USA Soccer and will be based in Boston. He will work with Stellar Group agents and Founder & Chair Jonathan Barnett. London-based Stellar Group has offices in Liverpool, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Brussels, Madrid and Munich, and represents more than 200 football players worldwide. McCabe said that he is partnering with Stellar to provide more access and opportunities for the U.S. football players he recruits and to help Stellar transfer its clients into MLS (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 8/14 issue).