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French Luxury Behemoth Artemis Snaps Up Hollywood’s Talent Powerhouse CAA

In a recent powerhouse move, Artemis, the investment wing of the illustrious French Pinault family, has inked a deal to secure a controlling stake in the US talent juggernaut, Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The announcement was made public on Thursday.

While the finer details of the transaction remain under wraps, what’s clear is Artemis, which stands as the parent company to the luxury conglomerate Kering, will be acquiring the stake from global investment titan, TPG. Current chatter in US media circles speculates the deal’s valuation hovering around a staggering $7 billion.

CAA, a renowned entity since its inception in 1975, boasts a glittering roster of A-listers, including Hollywood luminaries Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and sporting icons such as basketball sensation Chris Paul. In a delightful twist to the narrative, actress Salma Hayek, wedded to Artemis’ CEO, Francois-Henri Pinault, also finds her representation under the CAA banner.

The legacy of Artemis traces back to 1992. Spearheaded by the magnate Pinault, whose staggering net worth is pinned at $34.4 billion by Forbes, Artemis’ impressive portfolio spans the luxury domain with Kering, the umbrella company for coveted brands like Gucci and Saint Laurent. Additionally, it encompasses Christie’s auction house and a collection of premium wine estates.

Further adding an international flair to the story, Singapore-based global investment powerhouse Temasek will retain its position as a minority stakeholder in CAA, as highlighted in the press release.

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