Los Angeles music management company Spivak Sobol Entertainment has merged with the Firm, bringing with it such acts as Yellowcard, A Perfect Circle, Queens Of The Stone Age, Three Days Grace, Vanessa

Los Angeles music management company Spivak Sobol Entertainment has merged with the Firm, bringing with it such acts as Yellowcard, A Perfect Circle, Queens Of The Stone Age, Three Days Grace, Vanessa Carlton and the Distillers. They join such Firm clients as Limp Bizkit, Korn, Linkin Park, Dixie Chicks, Audioslave, Enrique Iglesias, Snoop Dogg and Michelle Branch. The merger is effective immediately.

The move follows an infusion of capital into the Firm by private equity firms Bain Capital and Thomas Lee, and is likely the start of a more aggressively acquisitive posture for the agency, with activity including TV/film production and retail brand ownership.

Spivak Sobol principals Arthur Spivak and Stu Sobol and their team of managers and clients will relocate to the Firm's Beverly Hills, Calif., offices.

Spivak and Sobol formed Spivak Sobol Entertainment in 1996. Before that, Spivak spent more than two decades in management, while Sobol worked in recorded music, focusing on promotion and A&R at various labels.

Kwatinetz founded the Firm in 1997. The other principals are chairmen Rich Frank and Rick Yorn and president Dave Baram.

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