UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer Says Agency ‘Wouldn’t Fit In’ With Endeavor Culture

UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer Says Agency ‘Wouldn’t Fit In’ With Endeavor Culture
The chief executive of United Talent Agency pushed back against a seeming rebuke by the head of rival Endeavor, noting that that the two could not merge because their cultures would not make for a good match.

“We don’t fit the profile of the kind of companies he buys,” UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer said of a remark made in September by Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel, who said “we don’t need it” after being asked if Endeavor should buy UTA to counter CAA’s recent decision to acquire rival ICM. “We have an amazing culture and we are incredibly profitable. We wouldn’t fit in.”

Zimmer’s remarks appeared to be nods to Endeavor’s second-quarter net loss of $319 million, its second as a publicly traded corporation. Zimmer was taking part in a discussion at the annual Advertising Week conference in a panel with ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish that
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