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Louisville Firm Buys into Sports

August 21, 2006

A private equity firm has acquired the former SFX Sports tennis representation firm, which counts Andy Roddick among its clients, and the practice of veteran basketball and football agent Bill Strickland as a base to build a larger sports agency.

Blue Equity is also in final discussions to acquire SFX Television, which produces and distributes television properties, including selling the international TV rights to the U.S. Open and the French Open, and SFX Events, which owns and/or manages sports events, including the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., said Jonathan Blue, chairman of the Louisville, Ky.-based firm.

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