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Spend your 2018 Kentucky Derby in the company of ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’

May 1, 2018

Excerpted from www.Courier-Journal.com His blood smells like cologne and his hands feel like rich brown suede. His organ donation card includes his beard. Dicing onions doesn’t make him cry — it just makes him stronger. He is the life of the party he has never attended. And his business card […]

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Liquor Barn Returns to Its Local Roots

April 24, 2018

If you’ve ever shopped for beer, wine, or spirits in Kentucky, chances are you’ve visited a Liquor Barn store. It’s the largest independent chain of alcohol retailers in the state and boasts some of the largest and most elaborate bourbon allocations in the world. Founded in 1984, the chain was family-owned until 2009, […]

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Kentucky’s New Retail King

April 24, 2018

Blue Equity is now a dominant force in the Bluegrass State’s retailing scene.  Blue Equity is heavily invested in Kentucky’s beverage alcohol retail industry after purchasing Party Mart in 2015 and Liquor Barn last year. Market Watch caught up with Jonathan Blue, chairman of Blue Equity, to discuss his plans […]

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Two Twelve Management / BEST Announces the Signing of Three Premier Celebrity Chefs

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018, NEW YORK, NY and LOUISVILLE, KY – Two Twelve Management / BEST announced today the signing of three notable celebrity and globally recognized chefs as clients: Tyler Florence, Amanda Freitag and Grace Ramirez. Two Twelve Management is based in New York City and is one of the […]

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‘Tesla for sports broadcasting’: how automated live production is gaining ground

January 30, 2018

Excerpted from SVGEurope.org The autonomous production of sporting events, eliminating the need for an on-site production team, director or camera operator, is making serious headway among professional clubs, federations and leagues. The technology is gaining ground as a tactical and performance analysis tool and increasingly used to fully automate live […]

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Napoli Management Group Acquired by Investment Firm Blue Equity

December 20, 2017

Napoli Management Group, the TV talent rep firm that is home to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes, has sold a majority interest to Louisville, Ky.-based Blue Equity private investment firm. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Blue Equity already owns a portfolio of specialty talent rep firms […]

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Blue Equity Announces the Acquisition of Napoli Management Group

December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA and LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Blue Equity (www.blueequity.com) has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Napoli Management Group (www.tvtalent.com) as it continues to expand its extensive platform in the representation, talent and entertainment businesses. Napoli Management Group, based in Beverly Hills, CA, […]

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Liquor Stores Exiting the Lower 48 U.S. States

November 20, 2017

Sales of U.S. assets will place focus directly on core Alberta, B.C. and Alaska markets EDMONTON, ALBERTA, November 20, 2017 – Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (the “Company” or “Liquor Stores”) (TSX: LIQ) today announced that it has acted on the strategy endorsed by shareholders in June of refocussing on its […]

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Blue Equity Announces the Acquisition of Liquor Barn

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA – Private equity firm Blue Equity (www.blueequity.com) has announced that it has acquired Kentucky-based spirits, beer and wine retailer Liquor Barn (www.liquorbarn.com) from Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd., a publicly traded company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. As a part of the transaction, the corporate […]

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Gilford•Johnson Flooring to Purchase Mastercraft

October 25, 2017

Gilford●Johnson Flooring, a portfolio company of Blue Equity, LLC (www.gilfordjohnson.com), announced today that it has purchased Mastercraft Flooring Distributors, one of South Florida’s leading floor covering distributors and a long-time fixture in the industry. Gilford●Johnson Flooring is one of the industry’s largest business-to-business residential, commercial, and architectural flooring wholesale distributors. […]

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