GSE Worldwide to Acquire Golf Representation Agency Impact Point
Acquisition positions GSE as a global leader in golf talent representation and expands broader sports agency reach
Impact Point AG clients include 2017 Masters champ, Sergio Garcia; 16-time event winner, Paul Casey; Hall of Famer, Vijay Singh and world’s top-ranked female amateur, Maria Fassi
New York, NY, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 … New York-based GSE Worldwide, Inc. (“GSE”), the talent representation and sports and entertainment marketing and management firm, announced today by its Chief Executive Officer, Michael Principe, that it entered into an agreement to acquire the Swiss-based golf management agency, Impact Point AG (“Impact Point”).
The acquisition of Impact Point, one of Europe’s most respected talent management agencies, will firmly position GSE among the leaders in the representation of world-class, multi-generational golfers. After the acquisition, GSE will represent 10 of the top 100 golfers in the world.
Current Impact Point AG clients include: Sergio Garcia (2017 Masters champ); Paul Casey (16x PGA and European Tour winner); Louis Oosthuizen (2010 Open Championship);Lee Westwood (2x PGA Tour winner); Jhonny Vegas (3x PGA Tour winner); Pat Perez (3x PGA Tour winner); Vijay Singh (3x major winner/Golf Hall of Famer); Joaquin Nieman (Top-ranked amateur in 2018); Maria Fassi (Top-ranked female amateur in 2019); and up-and-comers Sean Crocker (US); Scott Fernandez (Spain); Sebastian Munoz (Columbia) and Carlos Ortiz (Mexico).
Impact Point’s leaders, the highly respected industry veterans, IrekMyskow, and Carlos Rodriguez, will join GSE working directly with GSE’s head of Golf and Sports Marketing, Andrew Witlieb.
“The acquisition of Impact Point fits perfectly with our strategic growth objectives and is a clear demonstration of our desire to invest in the future of GSE Worldwide,” stated GSE Worldwide CEO, Mike Principe. “The management team at Impact Point has built an incredible business over the years and to add a firm that represents the top athletes in their sport is an opportunity of which we are extremely excited. Building on the Impact deal, and with the continued support of Gatemore Capital, we anticipate and expect tremendous growth for GSE Worldwide.”
Added GSE Worldwide’s President, Sports Marketing and head of Golf, Andrew Witlieb: “Through my experiences representing professional golfers, I have had the pleasure to get to know the leadership team at Impact Point, Irek Myskow and Carlos Rodriguez. Not only are they excellent at what they do, they are among the most respected in the sport and industry. Combining the expertise and resources of both agencies will result in clear and immediate benefits to our golf clients and the company as a whole.”
“Impact Point is excited to join the GSE Worldwide team,” stated Impact Point’s Irek Myskow. “By combining our expertise and reputation at all levels of the sport of golf, with GSE’s experience and resources, we expect to be in a position to deliver unprecedented services to our growing list of golf clients. At the end of the day, this is not just a business decision that will benefit all involved, and especially our clients, but one on a personal level, as well, as we are very much looking forward to working with the entire team at GSE.”
“We are very pleased with what GSE has accomplished in a short period of time,” said Liad Meidar, Managing Partner of Gatemore Capital Management and Chairman of GSE Worldwide. “GSE is executing on its growth plans and, following this transaction, is well positioned to become the top golf agency in the world in the coming years. We have some of the best agents in golf today, and Carlos and Irek are a tremendous addition to the team.”
For more about GSE Worldwide, please visit https://live-gse-worldwide.pantheonsite.io/
For more about Impact Point AG, please visit https://www.impactpoint.ch/home/
About GSE Worldwide
GSE Worldwide is a fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing agency, with offices in New York City, San Francisco, CA, Charleston, SC and Houston, TX. In addition to representing a number of the world’s top athletes, as well as entertainment personalities, broadcasters, and coaches, GSE Worldwide operates a full-service corporate consulting and events operation across sports and entertainment under the guidance and direction of a team of well-respected and accomplished industry executives. For more information, visit https://live-gse-worldwide.pantheonsite.io/
About Gatemore Capital Management
Gatemore Capital Management is an award-winning, independent multi-asset investment firm, focused on creating value through active engagement. Founded in 2005 by Liad Meidar, Gatemore has a team of 14 across offices in London and Paris.