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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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Cuba’s Art Scene Awaits a Travel Boom

December 29, 2014

Excerpted from The New York Times article by Victoria Burnett.  HAVANA — Kadir López was working in his studio at his elegant home here when the doorbell rang. It was Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. “I had no idea they were coming,” said Mr. López, whose work incorporates […]

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Jonathan Blue Can’t Fault University of Louisville for Competing with Private Sector in Real Estate

December 15, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — As a University of Louisville trustee, Jonathan Blue understands why the university, through its foundation, has become one of the biggest real estate developers in Louisville. As money from the state government shrinks, U of L has to generate its own funds to make up the […]

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Jonathan Blue Makes Louisville Magazine’s Power 50 List

October 8, 2014

Excerpted from Louisville Magazine: Not surprisingly, whoever is the current mayor has been number one each time except 1996 — when Jones edged out Abramson. Mayor Greg Fischer is in the top spot this go-round, as he was in 2011. If you narrow the time frame to the last 10 […]

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Phaidon and Artspace Announce Expansive Global Partnership

August 26, 2014

Phaidon, the world’s leading publisher and distributor of books and digital products in the creative arts, today announced a global partnership with Artspace Marketplace, Inc. (, the leading online marketplace for discovering and collecting fine art. The acquisition establishes a global community for art enthusiasts and professionals, artists, collectors, non-profits, […]

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Leon Black’s Phaidon Buys Artspace, an Online Art Market

August 14, 2014

Leon D. Black is known for striking bold acquisitions through the private equity firm he runs, Apollo Global Management. But the deal-making extends to his extracurricular activities as well. Phaidon, a publisher of fine art books that Mr. Black owns personally, said on Thursday that it had agreed to buy […]

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Ouchless Needle Maker Sold to Cleveland-based Medical Device Firm Gebauer Co.

October 16, 2013

BellaNovus Development Co. LLC, maker of the Ouchless Needle, has been sold to Cleveland-based medical device firm Gebauer Co. The deal was finalized last week, according to BellaNovus chief operating officer Peter Resnik. Resnik also is managing director of consulting firm Tocqueville Ventures LLC and operating director at private-equity firm […]

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Louisville Distilling Co. Breaks Ground on New Angel’s Envy Distillery in Downtown Louisville

July 9, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BUSINESS WIRE) Louisville Distilling Co. LLC, producers of the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy bourbon, announced today that it will construct a new state-of-the-art distillery and brand experience center in downtown Louisville. The company has concluded a deal with the State of Kentucky for the purchase of property on […]

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Industrial Services of America, Inc. Announces Changes to the Board and Management

May 7, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BUSINESS WIRE) Industrial Services of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDSA), a company that buys, processes and markets ferrous and non-ferrous metals and other recyclable commodities for domestic users and export markets and offers programs and equipment to help businesses manage waste, today announced changes to the corporate governance structure […]

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