Private equity firm Trilantic backed a buyout of this London talent agency last September, valuing it at about $160m (£125m). Previously called James Grant, YM&U advises music, entertainment and sports stars such as Take That, Ant & Dec and Frank Lampard. It also represents American DJs Cheat Codes and Steve Aoki, following its acquisition of the Los Angeles-based music agency Deckstar in 2017. International sales reached £7.4m that year, under chief executive Neil Rodford, 49.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank58
CompanyYM&U
ActivityTalent agency
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa76.36%
International sales £000s7,412
Total sales £000s27,771
Staff208
Founded1984
Websitewww.ymugroup.com

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