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Jonathan Blue Named Small Company Business Leader of the Year

December 1, 2006

Jonathan Blue’s private equity firm made a name for itself on the national scene earlier this year when it acquired the tennis, sports media and live sporting events divisions of the former SFX Sports Group from Live Nation Inc. At the same time, Louisville-based Blue Equity, LLC purchased the NBA […]

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Group Buys Historic Landmark Building

November 24, 2006

Louisville’s historic Landmark Building downtown at Third and Liberty streets is getting new ownership and a new tenant that will make a significant improvement in occupancy. A group called Liberty Landmark Group LLC purchased the property for $4 million in a deal that closed Nov. 21, according to partners in […]

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Telmex Acquires Enlace Spanish Yellow Pages

October 24, 2006

Blue Equity, LLC and Telefonos de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (TELMEX) (BMV: TELMEX) (NYSE: TMX) (Nasdaq: TFONY) (LATIBEX: XTMXL) announced today that TELMEX has acquired an 80% controlling interest in the affiliate of Blue Equity, LLC that publishes Enlace Spanish Yellow Pages. In connection with the acquisition, such affiliate has changed its name to […]

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Telmex to Buy Spanish-Language Directories in U.S.

October 24, 2006

Teléfonos de México SA, or Telmex, is expected to announce the purchase of a group of Spanish-language phone directories based in the U.S. today, marking a notable foray into one of the country’s fastest-growing demographic markets. As the deal is currently designed, say people familiar with the matter, Telmex will […]

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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 […]

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Fletcher Names Jonathan Blue to U of L Board of Trustees

July 21, 2006

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher has named Rebecca Jackson, Jonathan Blue and Ronald Butt to the University of Louisville board of trustees. Fletcher also reappointed Chester J. Porter to the board. Jackson, the former judge-executive and county clerk of Jefferson County, serves as CEO of the WHAS Crusade for Children. She […]

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Enlace Leads the Spanish Language Directory Industry

June 7, 2006

Enlace Spanish Yellow Pages, the nation’s largest independent Spanish directory company (based on number of cities served), has acquired Las Super Paginas Amarillas, the premier independent New York City area Spanish Yellow Pages directory. This directory has grown exponentially over the last 7 years to meet the needs of the second largest Hispanic market in […]

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Blue Equity’s Jonathan Blue Making a Splash

April 7, 2006

Blue is chairman and managing director of Blue Equity, LLC, a recently formed private equity firm with a wide-ranging portfolio of businesses, including financial services, media, real estate, and sports and entertainment concerns. He has an extensive list of civic activities and board memberships. And he’s married and the father […]

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The Midlands: Plans Filed to Redevelop Farm

February 27, 2006

Stephen Fenley hopes dialogue with neighbors will ease their acceptance of mixed-use project. With his proposal for the redevelopment of the 36-acre Hildebrand farm at U.S. 42 and the Watterson Expressway, Stephen Fenley is trying to create “more of a signature front door” for the corridor. He’s hopeful that area […]

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Blue Joins Forces with New Investors

December 12, 2005

Having recently split with his brother and longtime business partner, Jonathan Blue has teamed up with two other young entrepreneurs who share his vision for real estate ventures and downtown development. Blue, 38, has joined forces with investors Gant Hill and Austin Musselman to form a new partnership called Blue […]

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