Providence-backed Blue Star Sports acquires Goalline

Blue Star Sports has acquired Goalline, a Halifax-based provider of sports management software that currently services over 10 million users. No financial terms were released. Blue Star, an integrated software and payments provider to youth sports organizations, said the deal expands its offerings to new and existing customers. The Frisco, Texas-based company, which last month bought Toronto’s Pointstreak Sports Technologies, is backed by U.S. private equity firm Providence Equity Partners, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and other investors.

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Blue Star Sports Acquires Goalline

Blue Star Sports expands its portfolio to offer a comprehensive customer centric solution

May 16, 2016

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

The acquisition of Goalline further expands Blue Star Sports offerings to new customers, as-well as to its existing 8 million users, by providing an enhanced and complete suite of products that simplify the youth sports management experience to coaches, parents, volunteers and players across all youth sports.

“We set out to find the best and brightest technology companies in youth sports so that we could create and offer our customers the most advanced customer centric solution in the market. Adding Goalline to the Blue Star Sports portfolio accomplishes that,” said Rob Wechsler, Founder and CEO of Blue Star Sports. “From the beginning, the vision for Blue Star Sports has been to professionalize the experience of youth sports organizations and to simultaneously make it easier for anyone involved to manage the sport. With Goalline’s leading customer service and performance capabilities, we can now provide a seamless customer experience and a more unified offering,” adds Wechsler.

“The Blue Star Sports team will add valuable expertise in registration, payments, scheduling and social platforms, and joining forces with some of the leaders in the industry will result in unparalleled products and services for our current and new customers,” said Gord Dickie, President of Goalline. “The entire team at Goalline is very proud and excited about being part of one of the biggest sports technology companies in the world,” adds Dickie.

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 18 millions user 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 www.bluestarsports.com.

About Goalline:

Founded in 2002 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Goalline is a leading provider of web software and mobile applications for youth sports. Serving more than 10 million players, parents, administrators, coaches, referees and volunteers, Goalline offers a complete suite of easy-to-use tools that help sport organizations manage, connect and communicate with those they serve. For more information, please visit www.goalline.ca.

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

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Sports