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Blue Streak

September 28, 2007

Local private-equity firm has exploded into sports marketing in past year.¬†With 20 years of experience, Ken Meyerson is one of the most successful tennis agents in the industry. Based in Miami, the veteran player representative counts among his clients U.S. Open champion Justine Henin, the top-ranked women’s player in the […]

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Blue Equity Stays Active, Buys Team Championship International

June 18, 2007

Blue Equity, the Louisville, Ky.-based private equity firm that has built a sports agency through acquisitions over the last year, has bought sports events company Team Championship International. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a brief interview, Jonathan Blue, chairman and managing director of Blue Equity, said […]

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Blue Out to Make Louisville ‘a More Worldly Place’

May 30, 2007

Eric Crawford The Courier-Journal Jonathan Blue says his sports dreams were born while he was watching a dream come true at court level: “Ball boy, University of Louisville basketball team, 1980.” Outside of the Kentucky Derby, it was the first time many in Louisville had seen the city take center […]

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Blue Equity Adds NFL Agent to Stable

May 29, 2007

National Football League player agent Joel Segal has added his practice to the growing sports holdings of Blue Equity — a step that Managing Director Jonathan Blue says pushes the Louisville-based private investment company into the big leagues. “It puts us as one of the elite agencies of the world,” […]

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Blue Grows into NFL

May 28, 2007

Blue Equity, which launched a sports agency business last year by buying the former SFX tennis, events and television divisions, has acquired the firm of top NFL player agent Joel Segal, who counts Reggie Bush and Michael Vick among his clients. The acquisition will bring 50 NFL player clients to […]

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Agency: Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah Sticking Together

April 26, 2007

There is a lot of competition in the world of agents these days. One of the new players is called Blackwave/SFX Sports/ProServ/Blue Equity. Actually, it’s not called that. Blackwave is the agency of Rasheed Wallace’s agent, Bill Strickland. Led by tennis agency legend and former top tennis player Donald Dell, […]

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Dell a Second-Generation Agent for the Noahs

April 16, 2007

Sports agency pioneer Donald Dell has an oral agreement to represent Joakim Noah, power forward on the NCAA championship Florida team who is projected to be one of the top NBA draft picks this year as well as one of the most marketable players entering the NBA. It may seem […]

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Rezoning OK’d for Development

February 23, 2007

A zoning change that will allow a 38-acre development to be built on a longtime farm near Holiday Manor shopping center was approved by the Louisville Metro Council last night. The Midlands development, east of the Watterson Expressway and south of Ky. 22, will be built in phases over several […]

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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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