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Frisco’s Fast-Growing Blue Star Sports Makes 18th Acquisition In As Many Months

The founder and CEO of Frisco-based Blue Star Sports has been busy buying up sports technology companies in his endeavor to consolidate the youth sports management market. On Wednesday, Blue Star announced its 18th acquisition in just about as many months with the purchase of digital technology developer Global Apptitude.

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Blue Star Sports Completes Whopping 18th Acquisition Since 2016

At the beginning of June, Dallas-based Blue Star Sports had completed its twelfth acquisition, which was quite a feat since the company was only created in 2016. Today, Blue Star Sports is announcing its eighteenth acquisition through the purchase of Global Apptitute, a developer of digital technologies including a mobile sports content delivery system used by over 150 teams and leagues around the world, including the NFL, MLB, NBA and English Premier League.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Global Apptitude, Developer OF GamePlan® System

Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing global provider of sports technology, continues its rapid expansion with the acquisition of Global Apptitude, a leading developer of digital technologies including the GamePlan® System. The acquisition further cements Blue Star Sports’ market leadership, expanding its already robust software and technology offerings to teams and leagues.

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Blue Star Sports Completes Three Acquisitions, Creates Endurance Sports Vertical

Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing global provider of sports technology, today continues its rapid growth, announcing its latest three acquisitions, On The Mark Sports, Amazing Race Timing and Rogue Multisport, further expanding its footprint in the endurance sports industry.

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NFL’s 32 Equity Invests in Blue Star Sports

The NFL is investing in Blue Star Sports, the Texas-based software and technology company partially backed by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that is seeking to consolidate the youth sports business. The NFL’s 32 Equity arm is joining majority partner Genstar Capital, original backer Jones, Providence Equity Partners, and Blue Star Sports chief executive Rob Wechsler as investors in the company.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires STACK, Secures Strategic Investment from the NFL

Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing global provider of sports technology, today announced the acquisition of STACK as part of its efforts to launch a dedicated youth sports content initiative. The acquisition aligns with Blue Star Sports' global strategy, extending its market leadership to content and media offerings providing unique engagement and educational opportunities for its more than 45 million global users.

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U.S. Soccer Embraces Technology – Kicks off U.S. Soccer Connect

U.S. Soccer has announced the official launch of U.S. Soccer Connect, a data and technology platform that will streamline and improve the connection and communication with our members. U.S. Soccer Connect is being implemented through a long-term strategic plan with Blue Star Sports, the nation’s leading youth sports systems integration and technology company.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires SportsTG

Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing provider of sports technology, continues its rapid expansion with the acquisition of SportsTG, the leading provider of digital solutions and technologies to grassroots sport in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other key international markets.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Student Sports

Today, Blue Star Sports announces its twelfth acquisition with the purchase of Student Sports, the leading grassroots event, marketing and media company dedicated to the development of the elite amateur athlete.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Krossover

Blue Star Sports, a leading provider of sports management software, today announced the acquisition of New York City-based Krossover Intelligence, the leading sports film breakdown and statistics company.

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Busy Sports Families Are Driving High-Dollar Tech Rollup

Fueled by a $100 million venture capital war chest, Blue Star Sports will have acquired almost 20 companies by the end of this summer.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires GroupNet Solutions

Blue Star Sports, the industry leader in integrated software and payment solutions to youth sports organizations, announced today its latest acquisition of GroupNet Solutions - a leading provider of cloud based registration systems for youth sports leagues and events. GroupNet, based out of Chantilly, Virginia will join other Blue Star Sports family companies located across the United States and Canada.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Bigfoot Hoops

Blue Star Sports continues its rapid growth, announcing its latest acquisition, Bigfoot Hoops, further expanding its footprint in youth sports event management. Bigfoot Hoops has become the industry leader in competitive youth basketball tournaments, hosting elite level tournaments across the United States for some of the best youth basketball players in the country.

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NJ Youth Soccer Announces Partnership With Blue Star Sports

New Jersey Youth Soccer announced an agreement today that names Blue Star Sports as its Official Youth Sports Technology Partner, which will include upgraded platforms for player registration, data management, communications systems and payments.

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Blue Star Sports Announces Majority Equity Investment From Genstar Capital

Blue Star Sports, a leading provider of sports management software and payment solutions, today announced that it has received a majority equity investment from Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the financial services, software, industrial technology, and healthcare industries. In addition to investing, Genstar has made a substantial commitment to Blue Star to fund future acquisitions.

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USA Football Selects Blue Star Sports As Its Official Club, League, Team Technology Partner

Blue Star Sports, the leading youth sports systems integration and technology company announced its strategic partnership with America’s leader in youth football, USA Football. USA Football and Blue Star Sports have signed a 5 year exclusive partnership to build the world’s most innovative and powerful youth football technology platform to transform the way a governing body interacts with its affiliated organizations. The ultimate goal is to empower youth football organizations and participants to have the best experience with the most modern tools at the lowest cost.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires CaptainU to Expand Youth Sports Footprint

Blue Star Sports announces its 8th acquisition since opening its doors in April 2016, adding CaptainU to its all-inclusive sport technology suite. With more than 2.5 million users spanning 20 sports, CaptainU is the leader in athletic development and recruiting software for athletes, clubs, events, and colleges. The combined Blue Star Sports and CaptainU platform provides the most comprehensive suite of products for the youth sports industry.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires LeagueLineup Blue Star Sports Adds Top Technology Provider to the Team

Blue Star Sports has acquired LeagueLineup to add deeper, more innovative technology to its all-inclusive software. This is Blue Star Sports 6th acquisition in the past 120 days. With over 25,000 customers, LeagueLineup provides free and paid technology features to youth and amateur sports teams, clubs and leagues. From registration and self-service websites, to payments and team fan shops, LeagueLineup will undoubtedly bring a new level of technology offerings to Blue Star Sports.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires SDI Camps & Races, LLC adding Sport Camp Management to its Suite of Products

Blue Star Sports announces its fifth acquisition - SDI Camps and Races, LLC, a sports camp and online registration management solution. SDI Camps creates, hosts, and manages custom websites for sport camps, including registration, merchandise sales, and customer support. Among SDI’s top customers are college camp programs located at Duke, Texas Tech, South Carolina, Virginia, Purdue, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee, Mississippi State and many more across the nation.

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Meet the force behind Blue Star Sports' sprint to digitize your youth sports

There's a CEO in Frisco on a buying spree, driving his technology company to be the first to fully digitize the fragmented but lucrative youth sports market. Rob Wechsler's new venture, Blue Star Sports, raised $100 million in 60 days with backing from Providence Equity Partners and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his family.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires PrimeTime Sports

Blue Star Sports is rapidly growing and today announces the acquisition of PrimeTime Sports, its 4th acquisition in 90 days. PrimeTime Sports is a premier sports-event management company. As one of the most recognized basketball, soccer, and 7-on-7 football tournament companies in America, it currently manages about 168 events on 51 weekends and holds a spot as one of the top 5 basketball event operators in the country.

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Jerry Jones: Youth Sports Magnate

In April, Jones announced that he and Providence Equity Partners invested in a startup called Blue Star Sports, which is building a platform to be a one-stop shop for youth sports technology, including league web sites, registration systems and other technology that founder and entrepreneur Rob Wechsler believes is sorely lacking in youth sports, a belief that comes from his three kids being involved in them. Having negotiated what passed for league websites and registration systems myself, I would agree that, yes, they are generally sorely lacking.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Goalline

Blue Star Sports, the leading integrated software and payments provider to youth sports organizations, finalized its third acquisition in less than 45 days and announced today the acquisition of Goalline – a North American market leader that provides innovative sports technology solutions to Sports associations and currently servicing over 10 million users.

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AAU Selects Blue Star Sports as its Official Technology Partner

Blue Star Sports, the leading youth sports systems integration and technology company announced its strategic partnership with America’s longest standing youth sports organizing body, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). This historic partnership will deliver the world’s most innovative, technology-driven solutions to integrate AAU’s forward thinking vision of how AAU should partner with district organizations, clubs, leagues, teams, tournament operators, media and the athletes. The ultimate goal is to passionately empower all youth sport organizations and participants have the best experience, with the most modern tools at the lowest cost.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Canadian Based Pointstreak Sports Technologies

Blue Star Sports (BSS), the leading integrated software and payments provider to youth sports organizations acquires Canadian Pointstreak Sports Technologies – an awardwinning technology company headquartered outside of Toronto, Canada. Pointstreak provides innovative sports technology solutions, servicing customers in 23 countries and designed to help streamline sports organizations business processes while improving the participant and fan experience. Pointstreak was recognized in 2012 by Deloitte as one of the fifty-fastest growing Canadian technology companies and in 2014 as one of the 500-fastest growing technology companies in North America.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Bonzi in Landmark Transaction

Blue Star Sports (BSS), a youth sports payments and softwaremanagement company announced its acquisition of Bonzi, a leading provider of technology and servicesfor sports clubs, leagues, associations and National Governing Bodies in the U.S. and Canada. With morethan 3 million users across a wide range of sports, Bonzi offers an all-in-one online software solution and turn-key services for sports organizations and parents alike. The combined SaaS and mobile platform provides the most comprehensive suite of products serving the youth sports ecosystem - dynamic websites, streamlined online registration and payments, team and roster management, scheduling, communications and back office management.

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Jerry Jones and Providence Equity Partners Back Youth Sports Software Company

Blue Star Sports’ advanced technologies offer a complete solution for theyouth sports market. Backed by Dallas Cowboys’ owner, president and general manager, Jerry Jones,and with a significant investment by Providence Equity Partners, a premier global private equity firmwith $45 billion in assets under management, Blue Star Sports is already making plays to grow andreach all youth sports organizations.

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