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Volume 24 No. 117
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Blue Star Sports Continues Growth In Youth Athletics; May Buy Another 15-20 Companies

In about a year and a half, Jerry Jones-backed Blue Star Sports has “become a force in the youth sports industry, with ties to some of the biggest names in professional sports,” according to Melissa Repko of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Blue Star Sports has raised more than $200M in funding “from private equity firms," Jones' family "and the NFL's investment arm.” It has “snapped up 18 companies spanning the country and the globe.” The company will soon “start a new phase.” Blue Star Sports Founder & CEO Rob Wechsler is “stepping into an advisory role and passing the baton” to Blue Star Sports' new CEO, Alex Alt. But Wechsler said that the company “has no plans to slow down.” He added that it may “buy another 15 to 20 companies over the next 18 months” (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 9/15).