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ICM Partners Acquires DC-Based Sagalyn Agency

Veteran lit agent Raphael Sagalyn reps David Ignatius, David Maraniss, Susan Glasser and more

ICM Partners announced Thursday that it has acquired The Sagalyn Agency, a Washington, D.C.-based run by Raphael Sagalyn.

Raphael Sagalyn, who founded the agency three decades ago, will become a partner at ICM. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sagalyn represents journalist turned thriller writer David Ignatius, sci-fi novelist Daniel Suarez and Francine Mathews, author of 24 novels, including 14 under the pseudonym Stephanie Barron.

Sagalyn’s other clients include historians Rick Atkinson, David Maraniss, Jeff Shesol, Susan Glasser, Peter Baker, Peter Finn, Ronen Bergman, Eugene Robinson, Michael Dobbs and Fred Kaplan, as well as recent best-selling authors Dan Pink (“When”), Robert Wright (“Why Buddhism Is True”) and Franklin Foer (“World Without Mind”).

The firm, which first forged a strategic alliance with ICM four years ago, also represents public intellectuals such as Robert Reich from Berkeley, Robert Putnam from Harvard, Alan Krueger from Princeton, Ian Bremmer from Eurasia Group, and Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson and Susan Hockfield from MIT.

“The acquisition of The Sagalyn Agency gives us an important presence in Washington, DC, at a time when the world’s eyes are on the city moment by moment and the opportunities in publishing are boundless,” Esther Newberg and Sloan Harris, co-heads of the Publishing Division at ICM Partners, said in statement.