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State of the Sports Agent Industry

May 17, 2010

It was not all that long ago that IMG was known for its Client Management division, which included many talented athletes not named Tiger Woods. Jonathan Blue was focused on investing in non-sports businesses and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was known as one of the best Entertainment agencies in the […]

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BEST’s Dan Fegan Signs NBA Prospect John Wall For Representation

May 3, 2010

BEST agent Dan Fegan has signed NBA draft prospect John Wall “for contract representation,” according to sources cited by Liz Mullen of Sportsbusiness Journal. Sources indicated that BEST also is “finalizing a collaborative agreement for Wall’s marketing work.” Mullen notes Wall is “seen as having the potential of being an iconic NBA player […]

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Lagardère Might Be Close to Buying Blue Entertainment Sports Television

April 26, 2010

Blue Entertainment Sports Television, the fast-growing, Louisville-based sports and entertainment agency founded by local entrepreneur Jonathan Blue, might be sold soon to a French company looking to become a major player in the United States. Lagardère Unlimited, a Paris-based talent-management company, is said by industry sources to be in “advanced talks” […]

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French Sports Company Lagardère SA Nearing Acquisition of BEST

April 9, 2010

French sporting and publishing giant Lagardere SA is close to acquiring BEST, multiple sources said, which would introduce a player with significant financial wherewithal into the U.S. sports agency marketplace. A deal could be consummated as early as next week, the sources said. Lagardere is one of France’s largest and […]

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Lagardère Negotiating to Buy BEST

April 8, 2010

Lagardère, the Paris-based media and sports giant, is in negotiations to buy Blue Entertainment Sports Television (BEST), Tennis.com has learned. Lagardère, who represents Andy Roddick,Justine Henin and Fernando Gonzalez, among others, is headed by Ken Meyerson, who used to work as Tennis Division President at BEST. BEST currently represents Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, […]

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Blue Entertainment Sports Television Forms Partnership with IF Management

March 16, 2010

IF Management Inc., a company that represents radio and television personalities, has formed a partnership with Blue Entertainment Sports Television, a division of Blue Equity, LLC. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Geoff Garmhausen, director of marketing and communications for Louisville-based BEST, declined to say if BEST purchased IF Management or if […]

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BEST, GlowTouch Technologies 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies

August 12, 2009

Blue Entertainment Sports Television and GlowTouch Technologies have been named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies. The ranking is based on year-over-year sales growth from the previous three years. BEST, a division of Louisville-based Blue Equity LLC, was ranked No. 21 on the list. The sports […]

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Blue Equity Puts a Little Music into Its Mix with Acquisition

February 28, 2008

Blue Equity’s acquisition of the business of Kenneth Crear, manager to musical artists including Janet Jackson, is only the beginning of the sports company’s plans to build an entertainer management business. “I am in talks with three powerful music managers,” said Crear, in a telephone interview last week. Crear would […]

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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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