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CBS Sports. It marks a nearly 2,000 percent return for Zuffa, which bought UFC for $2 million in 2001. Flash Entertainment, a subsidiary of the government of Abu Dhabi, bought a 10% stake in UFC in 2010. UFC, whose matches air on pay-per-view television and on Fox Sports, is one of the fastest growing leagues in sports. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC’s fans are said to be younger than those of traditional boxing. William Morris Endeavor (also known as WME), based in Beverly Hills, was founded in April 2009, after the merger of the William Morris Agency and the Endeavor Agency. WME represents artists across all media platforms, including movies, television, music, theatre, digital and publishing. It also represents the NFL. In 2012, Silicon Valley-based Silver lake acquired a 31% minority stake in the agency. In 2013, WME and Silver Lake acquired New York City-based rival talent agency IMG, formerly known as the International Management Group, for $2.4 billion. Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and KKR Capital Markets served as financial advisors, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Kirkland & Ellis; Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett; and Proskauer Rose served as legal advisors to the investment consortium, while Freshfields served as legal advisor to MSD Capital. The Raine Group and J.P. Morgan served as financial advisors, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy served as legal advisors to UFC.]]>