MP Management & Modellink partnership: Elite Stockholm acquisition
MP Management, the international talent and modelling network, today announces that it is investing in a strategic partnership with Modellink and acquiring the Stockholm-based agency currently known as Elite Stockholm. The agency will become part of the MP Management network of talent and modelling agencies currently based in Paris, Milan and Miami.
Modellink and Elite Stockholm are leading agencies in Scandinavia and represent top international talent including Kelly Gale, Benjamin Eidem, Natasha Poly, Malgosia Bela, Elisa Sednaoui, Isabeli Fontana and Vanessa Moody. Fredo Kazemi, founder and owner of both agencies, will retain his current role of leading the agencies and the existing management team of Lina Persson, Mikael Olsson, Mimmi Olsson and Eva Zachau will remain in post.
Commenting on the announcement, CEO of MP Management, Matteo Puglisi, said:
“I am delighted about this announcement which is a further demonstration of the success of our independent network strategy. This is an unprecedented announcement in the international modelling business and MP Management now becomes the second largest European agency network.
Our partnership with Modellink will be a significant asset for our scouting division and it will be fantastic to work closely with Sweden’s number one agency. I am proud to welcome the acquisition of Elite Stockholm and I look forward to nurturing the existing relationships within the MP Management family.”
Responding to the announcement Fredo Kazemi, on behalf of Modellink said:
“I am delighted to establish this partnership with Matteo and the team at MP Management. Under my leadership we will continue our way of working, which has seen us develop a market-leading agency in Sweden. We will strive to retain this status and through our partnership with MP Management, drive our business forward in the future’.
Speaking on behalf of Elite Stockholm, Lina Persson said:
“This announcement presents our agency with some exciting synergies within the MP Management network and I look forward to working with the team as we head towards a new chapter for the agency.”
MP Management, established in 2008, is owned by Silva International Investments, an investment company which manages assets across multiple sectors including sport, media and entertainment. MP Management has model and talent agencies in Milan, Paris and Miami.