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Multi-million dollar mogul and serial entrepreneur Riccardo Silva announced that MP Management has strengthened itsexpertise in the field of model and celebrity management, as well as its global presence, through the acquisition of Mega Model Management, Miami’s leading model management agency founded in 2001.
MP Management, established in 2008, is a fast-growing and dynamic independent modeling agency based in Milan, representing the stars of theinternational catwalks and the most prestigious campaigns, as well as some of the most promising new faces in the fashion business. MP Management isrenowned for its ability to discover talent and aims to provide the highest quality service to all clients and a one-on-one management approach to its clients.
Mega Model Management, now known as MP Mega Miami, is the undisputed frontrunner in its market and provides the group with a structured internationalpresence, with special emphasis in South America, where it is the leader in scouting, a fundamental sector in the search for new faces. Founder and current managing director Marcus Panthera Fonseca is a pioneer in model scouting in Brazil. Through MP Management, MP Mega Miami will be the link between Brazil and the agencies ofNew York and Milan.
MP Network relies on a worldwide network of a highly-experienced, professional management team capable of overseeing through its extensive network ofinternational contacts, an array of highly-visible models such as Bar Refaeli, Aurelie Claudel, Alyson Le Borges, Ana Beatriz Barros, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulard.The Talent division, the leader on the international scene with consolidated partners and clients from the Americas to Asia, manages the image of important names insports, such as Arrigo Sacchi, Giovanni Trapattoni, as well as the F.C. Internazionale squad, and actors of the caliber of Luisa Ranieri, a sponsor of the Venice FilmFestival, Valeria Golino, Margherita Buy, Anita Caprioli, Claudia Zanella, Stefania Rocca, Lucrezia Lante, Alessandro Preziosi, Giuseppe Battiston, and Marco D’Amore.
MP Management Milan and MP Mega Miami are owned by Riccardo Silva, who has been quietly making his mark on Miami since moving to the Magic City in 2008. One of his first undertakings was to open the Latin American headquarters for MP & Silva, the worldwide leader in the distribution of TV rights. Miami seemed like the most natural place to reach that market share since the firm managed and distributed the FIFA World Cup, English Football Association, English Premier League and more. He is also a part owner of one of South Beach’s trendiest hotspots right now—Cavalli, which will be re-launching its lounge soon.