Simon Fuller’s celebrity management agency 19 Entertainment has bought a majority stake in the Storm model agency, leading to instructions for Charles Russell and Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW).
Mr Fuller, who is best-known for managing the Spice Girls, turned to FFW corporate partner Neil Foster and associate Tim Davison, as well as tax associate Andrew Prowse.
Storm’s owners, Sarah Doukas and Simon Chambers, were advised by Charles Russell media partner Edward Hoare.
19 Entertainment, a subsidiary of entertainment group CKx was reported to have paid several million pounds for a 51 per cent stake in Storm, which represents famous names including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Eva Herzigova.
“This is our first M&A deal for CKx,” said Foster. “We hope to carry on working for the organisation in future, to help it continue its mission to form partnerships with high-value entertainment companies and individuals.”
19 Entertainment is the company behind American Idol and Little Britain USA. It also represents David Beckham and Andy Murray. Storm was founded by Sarah Doukas in 1987.
The two companies have been in talks for more than a year.
Hoare joined Charles Russell’s media practice in March 2008, having spent the previous 15 years with Faegre & Benson.