Consolidation among master agencies appears to have begun in earnest. CCLD Inc. and Biggar & Associates, which operates under the name Partner Management Group, announced on Friday they have merged. The deal had been long-rumored in the industry.
CCLD is the sole telecommunications provider for the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park. Partner Management Group, meanwhile, is a fast-growing master agency also located in the southeast.
Together, the combined companies have created one of the largest BellSouth Corp. authorized representatives in the country. The new company is doing business as Partner Management Group, and serves more than 5,000 commercial accounts and nearly 100 subagents across the country.
This gives us the ability to tap into a reservoir of talent that CCLD Inc. has that would will help us grow to the next level three times faster than we had planned, said George Biggar, president of Partner Management Group. To that end, Walter Wilson, CEO of the new Partner Management Group, said he expects revenue to double this year.