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Kentucky’s New Retail King

April 24, 2018

Blue Equity is now a dominant force in the Bluegrass State’s retailing scene.  Blue Equity is heavily invested in Kentucky’s beverage alcohol retail industry after purchasing Party Mart in 2015 and Liquor Barn last year. Market Watch caught up with Jonathan Blue, chairman of Blue Equity, to discuss his plans […]

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Two Twelve Management / BEST Announces the Signing of Three Premier Celebrity Chefs

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018, NEW YORK, NY and LOUISVILLE, KY – Two Twelve Management / BEST announced today the signing of three notable celebrity and globally recognized chefs as clients: Tyler Florence, Amanda Freitag and Grace Ramirez. Two Twelve Management is based in New York City and is one of the […]

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‘Tesla for sports broadcasting’: how automated live production is gaining ground

January 30, 2018

Excerpted from The autonomous production of sporting events, eliminating the need for an on-site production team, director or camera operator, is making serious headway among professional clubs, federations and leagues. The technology is gaining ground as a tactical and performance analysis tool and increasingly used to fully automate live […]

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Napoli Management Group Acquired by Investment Firm Blue Equity

December 20, 2017

Napoli Management Group, the TV talent rep firm that is home to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes, has sold a majority interest to Louisville, Ky.-based Blue Equity private investment firm. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Blue Equity already owns a portfolio of specialty talent rep firms […]

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Blue Equity Announces the Acquisition of Napoli Management Group

December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA and LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Blue Equity ( has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Napoli Management Group ( as it continues to expand its extensive platform in the representation, talent and entertainment businesses. Napoli Management Group, based in Beverly Hills, CA, […]

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Liquor Stores Exiting the Lower 48 U.S. States

November 20, 2017

Sales of U.S. assets will place focus directly on core Alberta, B.C. and Alaska markets EDMONTON, ALBERTA, November 20, 2017 – Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (the “Company” or “Liquor Stores”) (TSX: LIQ) today announced that it has acted on the strategy endorsed by shareholders in June of refocussing on its […]

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Blue Equity Announces the Acquisition of Liquor Barn

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA – Private equity firm Blue Equity ( has announced that it has acquired Kentucky-based spirits, beer and wine retailer Liquor Barn ( from Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd., a publicly traded company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. As a part of the transaction, the corporate […]

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Gilford•Johnson Flooring to Purchase Mastercraft

October 25, 2017

Gilford●Johnson Flooring, a portfolio company of Blue Equity, LLC (, announced today that it has purchased Mastercraft Flooring Distributors, one of South Florida’s leading floor covering distributors and a long-time fixture in the industry. Gilford●Johnson Flooring is one of the industry’s largest business-to-business residential, commercial, and architectural flooring wholesale distributors. […]

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Blue Equity Announces the Acquisition of Two Twelve Management

September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Blue Equity has announced that it has acquired Two Twelve Management ( as it continues to expand its representation and entertainment businesses. Two Twelve Management is based in New York City and is one of the premier, full-service chef representation management, advisory and consultancy companies […]

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Private-equity owner sells Globecomm Systems to investor group

August 21, 2017

Globecomm Systems Inc., a Hauppauge-based satellite communications company, has been sold to an investor group led by Manhattan-based HPS Investment Partners LLC and funds affiliated with Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, based in Santa Monica, California. Financial terms of the sale by Globecomm’s private equity owner, Manhattan-based Wasserstein & Co., were […]

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