John Jackson's firm works with Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer for European touring.
Private equity firm the Yucaipa Companies have entered into a joint venture with K2 Agency, bringing renowned music agent John Jackson's London-based booking outfit into the same company as the Yucaipa-owned Artist Group International.
The partnership follows a recent announcement Yuciapa -- the American firm founded in 1986 by Ronald Burkle -- was partnering with Danny Wimmer Presents, North America's largest independent festival producer. That deal came with the exchange for a minority stake in the concert promotion company. Yuicapa also operates booking agency X-Ray Touring as a joint venture with Paradigm Talent Agency and holds a minority stake in Primavera Sound and Primavera Pro.