ICM Partners Acquires Royce Carlton

ICM Partners has bought a majority stake in longtime speakers bureau Royce Carlton Agency, which will be absorbed into ICM’s lecture group.

The combined groups will operate under the Royce Carlton banner in New York and at ICM Partners’ Los Angeles headquarters, according to ICM spokesman Brad Turrell. Royce Carlton’s current roster includes actors Alan Alda and Glenn Close, columnist Thomas Friedman, former U.S. ambassador Samantha Power, health and wellness pioneer Andrew Weil, community leader Henry Cisneros and CNN host Fareed Zakaria. Royce Carlton already handled speaking engagements for many ICM Partners clients.  The acquisition

comes on the heels of UTA buying speakers bureau GTN in September.

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Royce Carlton was founded in 1968 by Carlton Sedgeley and Lucy Lepage (Sedgeley).

The agency will be run by Jonathan Perelman, ICM Partners’ head of digital ventures and lectures, along with Sedgeley and Lepage Sedgeley.

“The Royce Carlton agency is the definition of sophistication and integrity in the speakers business today, with a combination of strong core values, newsworthy clients and excellent
agents,” ICM Partners Managing Director Chris Silbermann said. “We could not be more excited to build upon our longstanding, close relationship as we welcome them fully into the ICM Partners family.

The deal is the second agency acquired by ICM Partners this year, following its acquisition of Headline Media Management in March.