PE-backed Blue Star buys Pointstreak Sports Technologies

Blue Star Sports has acquired Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc, a Toronto-based sports technology solutions company, servicing customers in 23 countries. No financial terms were disclosed. Blue Star, a Frisco, Texas-based provider of youth sports team and league management software, said the deal enhances the company’s suite of products and increases its global user base to 8 million. Blue Star this month received an investment from U.S. private equity firm Providence Equity Partners and Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. It said it is also backed by Bain Capital and other investors.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Canadian Based Pointstreak Sports Technologies

Integrating innovative technologies to enhance the experience for fans, players, parents, and the entire youth sports industry through video streaming and team performance solutions

April 12, 2016

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Star Sports (BSS), the leading integrated software and payments provider to youth sports organizations acquires Canadian Pointstreak Sports Technologies – an award-winning 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.

The acquisition of Pointstreak, in addition to the recently announced acquisition of Bonzi, further expands Blue Star Sports offerings to provide an enhanced and complete suite of products that now focuses on performance through statistics, streaming and coach and player video analysis. With nearly 5 million users from Pointstreak, Blue Star Sports now serves over 8 million users total.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Pointstreak’s technology into our portfolio and to be able to strengthen our services to National Governing Bodies, sports leagues, clubs, athletes, and fans,” said Rob Wechsler, Founder and CEO of Blue Star Sports. “Our goal from the beginning has been to make it easier for everyone involved in youth sports to play and capture all the best moments. We aspire to empower sports organizations, enhance their business processes, and also to improve participant and fan experiences.”

Under Blue Star Sports, the entire youth sports community can now benefit from simplified access to wealth of information such as scores, statistics, live streaming of games, and a host of other benefits. “During our research Pointstreak was a clear leader with video solutions that take the entire sports experience to the next level, not just in the U.S. and Canada, but around the world,” adds Wechsler. “Ken will join our executive team as Chief Revenue Officer and his teammates will be a welcome addition to Blue Star Sports.”

“Our team has done great work to become a leader in sports technology,” said Ken Cook, Pointstreak CEO, “and joining Blue Star Sports is a wonderful step forward. This now provides us with new resources and expanded opportunities to sharpen our strategic focus on our technology. Blue Star Sports has aligned with some of the top sports brands in the world, and as a result, we can now reach millions of fans allowing us to enhance our ability to improve the experience for sports participants, leagues, and clubs across multiple sports around the globe.”

To learn more about Blue Star Sports and its operations in the youth sports industry, visit http://www.bluestarsports.com.

About Blue Star Sports

With over 8 million users in 23 countries, Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. Backed by the owner, president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones and his family, Bain Capital Worldpay and Providence Equity, Blue Star Sports is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and will host its executive team at The Star – the future world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. To learn more about how Blue Star Sports will revolutionize youth sports management, visit BlueStarSports.com.

About Pointstreak:

Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. is the leading provider of real-time scoring and advanced league administration and statistical systems for league-based sports organizations. Their product line includes solutions for amateur and recreational sports leagues as well as for professional, collegiate, and junior leagues. Their technology and products are designed to save sports organizations time, money, and effort. You’ll find more information about Pointstreak at www.pointstreak.com.

Contacts

Blue Star Sports
Hila Shpigelman, 972-370-0777
hila@bluestarsports.com

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Sports