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Companies should consider doing business in Cuba

August 6, 2015

Excerpted from The Courier-Journal article by Jonathan Blue. When the startling announcement came from the White House on Dec. 17 that new rules for Americans traveling and engaging with Cuba and its people would be established, it set off a chain of events that has led many to consider doing business in a […]

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Jonathan Blue: ‘Things have just snowballed’ in Cuba

May 13, 2015

Excerpted from Insider Louisville article by Stephen George. Seven years ago, Louisville investor Jonathan Blue started getting interested in Cuban art. Seven months ago, he had little more than a hunch it would become a major new investment opportunity for his private equity firm, Blue Equity. But that all changed […]

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Some people do plan to attend both the Kentucky Derby and the Pacquiao-Mayweather

May 7, 2015

Excerpted from The Washington Post article by Chuck Culpepper. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yes. In the aeronautical wonderland of 2015, a person might attend both the Kentucky Derby in Louisville on Saturday evening and the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight 1,618 miles away in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Yes. It could get dicey. […]

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Cuba is opening slowly, but it has a long way to go

April 27, 2015

Excerpted from the CNBC article by Reem Nasr. Five months ago, Jonathan Blue made the decision to add a special team to his private investment firm, Blue Equity, in Louisville, Kentucky. Three people would research the Cuban market, looking for opportunities as relations ease between the two countries. “We think […]

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CDI Launches “Churchill Downs” the Magazine

April 17, 2015

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN) announced today it has launched a print and online publication that gives customers and fans a provocative and inside look into thoroughbred racing and its iconic events. Self-titled Churchill Downs, the magazine’s first edition hits homes April 16, and focuses on the most exciting two […]

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Bacardi Acquires ANGEL’S ENVY™ Bourbon

April 17, 2015

Hamilton, Bermuda, March 30, 2015 — Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has expanded its portfolio of super-premium spirits with the acquisition of Louisville-based Angel’s Share Brands, its subsidiary, Louisville Distilling Co., and its ANGEL’S ENVY™ brand. This deal marks the Company’s entry into […]

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Everyone Wants to Go to Cuba Now. Too Bad for the Rest of the Caribbean

April 3, 2015

Excerpted from the CNN Money article by Patrick Gillespie. Buzz is building about the United States and Cuba rebuilding relations. No one seems more excited than American travelers. Cuba has been the “forbidden fruit” for U.S. tourism over the last 50 years and Americans are giddy to see their southern […]

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Yanks Chasing Cuban Art

April 3, 2015

Excerpted from the SvD Kultur article by Helena Gustavsson. In a garden in Louisville, Kentucky, is The Chrysler Building. Rather, a much smaller and curvier version of the iconic building in New York. The tower has namely been a basement extension in the form of a coiled fire hose that […]

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Bacardi Ltd. Acquires Angel’s Envy Bourbon Brand

March 31, 2015

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal article by Tripp Mickle. Bacardi Ltd. on Monday said it has acquired the company behind the Angel’s Envy bourbon brand, giving the family-owned rum and spirits company its first American whiskey. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Bacardi was a minority investor in […]

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Bacardi Buys Louisville-based Angel’s Envy

March 31, 2015

Excerpted from The Courier-Journal article by Gregory Hall. The Louisville start-up Angel’s Envy whiskey brand that was the brainchild of the Henderson family is now the property of a Bermuda-based spirits industry giant under a deal announced Monday. But Wes Henderson — who started Angel’s Envy almost a decade ago […]

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