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UTA Acquires Digital Media Firm DBA

February 05, 2019 / CYNTHIA LITTLETON

UTA has acquired the talent representation firm Digital Brand Architects as it expands in the arena of working with digital media stars and influencers.DBA has been co-owned by Irving Azoff’s Azoff Company since 2013. The acquisition also brings to UTA the company’s stake in Digital Brand Products, a merchandising arm that develops licensed products around DBA clients.DBA, founded in 2010, will continue to operate as an autonomous unit under the UTA umbrella. DBA founder and CEO Raina Penchansky heads the company with Reesa Lake, partner and exec VP of brand partnerships, and Vanessa Flaherty, partner and exec VP of talent management.“Raina and her team have built an extraordinary company, with an inspiring, client-first culture, that has allowed them to be true leaders in the influencer marketplace,” said Brent Weinstein, UTA partner and Chief Innovation Officer, who will oversee DBA and its associated entities. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to...