Kentaro & Figer Group Partner to Exploit Brazil Soccer Opportunities
By Community | November 26, 2012
Two of the world’s leading football rights agencies, healing Kentaro and the Figer Group, order have today announced plans for a Joint Venture operation, based in São Paulo, to exploit opportunities within the football space within Brazil and beyond.
The Figer Group has represented the likes of Hulk, Marlos, Diego Lugano and Thiago Ribeiro, amongst many others. Headed by the legendary football agent Juan Figer, it has dominated the Brazilian player development and trading
business for many years and now incorporates a range of companies including Figer 360, a marketing services specialist, the Pele Club, a national gym franchise and Rede, an educational concept based around sport.
Kentaro is one of the world’s leading football marketing agencies, specialized in media rights trading, event creation, Federation and club representation and has its own successful talent management group of companies.
Juan Figer, President of Figer Group commented: “We have been searching for some time for the right joint venture partner to expand our activities within Brazil and beyond, as well as to further grow our international player trading activity globally. In Kentaro, we believe we have found the perfect partner.”
Philipp Grothe, CEO of the Kentaro Group, added: “There are very obvious synergies and similarities between our two companies and, given our unique experience of the Brazilian market having commercialized over 60 games of the
Brazilian Seleção, we are convinced that we can make a real and tangible difference in the Brazilian and Latin American markets. Kentaro Brazil has already been established for some time and we are here for the long-term, not just to
exploit the obvious opportunities presented by the World Cup and the Olympics.”