Callum McCarthy, Europe office

JL Sports Investment, a company owned and operated by former MP & Silva chief executive Jochen Lösch, has acquired an exclusive mandate to sell title sponsorship, betting, data and video-game licensing …

The WME-IMG agency, which bought the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts promotion for $4bn (€3.8bn) in July, wants to bring more blue-chip sponsors to the organisation on longer-term contracts and significantly increase the figure it generated from sponsorship in 2015.