Tricycle Talent buys minority stake in RML

Tricycle Talent buys minority stake in RML

Talent management collective Tricycle Talent has acquired a minority stake in Rachel Mills Literary (RML). 

RML said Tricycle Talent founder will join the board Sara Curran with the collective boasting expertise in six key areas: books, music, digital, voices, film and television. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Rachel Mills, who will also join Tricycle's board, said she is "hugely excited" about the deal, adding: "I am hugely excited about the possibilities within Tricycle – especially the reach into the TV and film world, and the expertise offered from welcoming Sara Curran to our board."

The deal comes as Alexandra Cliff leaves PFD to join RML as international business director from July. Cliff will be responsible for handling international business for RML’s clients, alongside handing rights for other agencies from the UK and abroad and introducing international authors to the UK. 

Cliff said: “Rachel has long been a mentor to me and I have been so impressed by the fantastic business she has built in just a few months - so I’m delighted to be joining the team. I’m thrilled to be coming on board at this early stage, and with Tricycle’s support, helping RML to become a thriving and exciting business.”

Curran, who for the last five years Curran has been a key executive at the UK’s largest talent management company James Grant Group (now YM&U), said Mills and Cliff "will be an unbeatable combination". 

For the last five years Curran has been a key executive at the UK’s largest talent management company James Grant Group (now YM&U). In that same period, Curran also co- founded Kew Media Group and served on its board. Previously, Curran was a key executive at Working Title, Universal Pictures International and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.

“I’ve been so impressed with Rachel since we worked together at YM&U (Furniss/Lawton), Rachel is an absolute powerhouse and now with the addition of Alexandra they will be an unbeatable combination,” said Curran. “Tricycle is honoured to have the opportunity to support RML with working capital, strategic counsel and access to a wider network, so it can continue to offer its clients an outstanding publishing solution with a personal touch.”