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Bruin Sports Capital brings in ex-Lagardère Sports boss Andrew Pierce as advisor, plus more

Andrew Pierce, the former president and chief executive of global sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports, has been named as a special advisor to Bruin Sports Capital (BSC). Pierce, who has also held executive roles at Creative Arts Agency’s (CAA) Sports and IMG, joins Bruin’s team that analyses acquisition opportunities for the New York-based investment vehicle. Bruin's most recent round of fundraising brought in US$600 million of new money to invest from CVC Capital partners and the Jordan Company. Its current business portfolio includes the likes of Deltatre, Engine Shop and Two Circles. Pierce’s appointment also sees him reunite with BSC’s founder and president George Pyne and its executive vice president and principal David Abrutyn, having previously worked with the pair at IMG. Additional appointmentsTim DavieDirector general, BBCPreviously: Head of BBC StudiosNotes: The BBC board selected Davie from a shortlist of candidates that included Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s director of content, Will Lewis, the former chief executive of the publisher of the Wall Street Journal, and Doug Gurr, the head of Amazon’s UK and Ireland operations.

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