Marketing services gropu Chime Communications PLC and Essentially Group Limited (Essentially) have acquired 85% of the share capital of Essentially France.
Essentially France was established by Chime, specifically to acquire the Rugby player agency businesses of Pascal Forni, Miguel Fernandez, Laurent Laffitte and Nigel Geany (the ‘founders’). France is the largest player management market in world rugby and Essentially France is now the leading rugby player agency in France.
The new business will trade as Essentially France and is a subsidiary of Essentially Group Limited, itself a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chime. Essentially France represented 14 of the 2011 Rugby World Cup squad for France. In addition, the company represents such luminaries of the game as Sebastien Chabal, the new France coach Philippe Saint-Andre and has a strong presence in Argentina where their clients include Captain Felipe Contemponi.