On Location Experiences Acquires Anthony Travel

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Based in Dallas, Anthony Travel was founded in 1989 and currently

partners with 67 universities, – along with many amateur and youth

sports organizations – to provide creative and comprehensive travel

management services. For more information, go to www.RedBirdCap.com.

About Anthony Travel

“Joining On Location Experiences will drive transformational growth for

our company and new opportunities for our people and current clients,”

said John Anthony.

As part of this deal, John Anthony will become an equity holder in On

Location Experiences and will join its board of directors. Bruin Sports

Capital’s investor base, along with Pyne’s reputation, will allow access

to the best deals, and will provide a long-term and flexible capital

structure, operating expertise and a heightened speed of execution. Anthony Travel delivers exceptional service at

300-plus domestic and international events annually and is the largest

contractor of group hotel rooms, airline seats and bus charters in

sports. Key industry partners include Disney Sports and ESPN Events.

RedBird Capital Partners is a New York and Dallas based principal

investment firm focused on providing flexible, long-term capital in

growth equity, build-up, and structured equity investments to help

entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Adding the travel component enables us to go

deeper with our existing core business, offer fans a more complete and

customized experience and creates unlimited new opportunities with major

international events.”

About Bruin Sports Capital

Anthony Travel is the nation’s largest provider of sports travel

management services. Financial terms of the investment were

not disclosed.

Bruin Sports Capital is a privately held international media, sports,

marketing and branded lifestyle company. 3, 2016 in Dublin will be

Anthony’s fourth college football game in Ireland.

“Anthony Travel is the perfect fit as we continue to expand the services

and offerings within the On Location Experiences platform,” said John

Collins, CEO of On Location Experiences. On Location is expanding its

offerings through new partnerships, including the acquisitions of

Anthony Travel, the nation’s largest provider of sports and travel

management services, and Runaway Tours, the VIP hospitality business for

premier music acts that was founded by Bon Jovi.

About On Location Experiences

“John Collins, Jon Bon Jovi, Gerry Cardinale and George Pyne are people

and partners we believe in and who share our core purpose of helping

people experience and enjoy the world. For more

information, go to www.BruinSportsCapital.com.

. Pyne’s twenty-five year record of

accomplishments in building businesses and superior management teams led

to the transformation of both NASCAR and IMG, creating billions of

dollars in shareholder value for the respective companies.

On Location Experiences specializes in custom domestic and international

event and hospitality experiences in the worlds of sports and

entertainment. He will also

remain CEO of the continuing Anthony Travel business within the On

Location Experiences platform. “Over 26 years we’ve grown by aligning with

exceptional people and iconic brands. George Pyne, an international business executive, founded

Bruin Sports Capital in 2015. The

Boston College-Georgia Tech game on Sept. On Location is the official event and hospitality

business of the NFL, providing proprietary fan access to marquee NFL

events, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and International

Series Games in London and Mexico City. WPP, the world’s largest communications services

group, is leading Bruin Sports Capital’s international syndicate of

investors. RedBird seeks investment

opportunities in growth-oriented private companies in which its capital,

investor network, and strategic relationships can help prospective

business owners outperform operationally, financially and strategically

by virtue of RedBird’s involvement. Anthony Travel is the

largest university and sports travel management company in the country. With 40 offices nationwide, Anthony Travel partners

with nearly 70 of the nation’s most prestigious universities, along with

leading amateur and youth sports organizations, to provide comprehensive

travel solutions and unforgettable experiences to teams, alumni and fans

at more than 300 domestic and international events annually. We’ll have

more resources and technology behind us and with increased volume, there

will be tangible benefits for our client organizations and travelers.”

On Location Experiences is a premium experiential hospitality business

owned by Bruin Sports Capital, RedBird Capital Partners, 32 Equity (the

entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity efforts) and Jon Bon Jovi. “As the number one authority in

sports travel, John Anthony and his team immediately provide us with

important new expertise that will transform our company and position us

well for future growth. Bruin Sports Capital raised

$250 million in equity capital, which provides for $500 million dollars

in buying power to acquire, operate and build businesses in the

respective segments. Anthony

Travel is a division of On Location Experiences, a premium experiential

hospitality business owned by RedBird Capital Partners, Bruin Sports

Capital, 32 Equity (the entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity

efforts), Jon Bon Jovi and John Anthony. Together, we aspire to create

lifetime experiences for guests around iconic events.

Bruin Sports Capital’s global access and wherewithal will position the

company for unparalleled value creation opportunities. For more

information, go to www.anthonytravel.com.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business

owned by Bruin Sports Capital, RedBird Capital Partners, 32 Equity (the

entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity efforts) and Jon Bon Jovi,

today announced the acquisition of Anthony Travel. The integration with On

Location Experiences forms an unmatched vertical offering of

hospitality, experiential and travel management services. With this

partnership, we are well-positioned for success and know the best is yet

to come for Anthony Travel, our clients and our people.”

One of the highlights of Anthony Travel’s international work was

managing the travel needs of more than10,000 fans in Dublin for college

football’s 2012 Emerald Isle Classic between Notre Dame and Navy. Our people, values and core

purpose align extremely well with the On Location team and vision.”

About RedBird Capital Partners

Added Anthony, “We’re going to be exposed to the best practices in the

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College Football: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

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College football players have visible brain changes | Reuters

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“How did they get there? I think this study points out the early stages of that.”

Bellgowan is also on the faculty at the University of Tulsa, where, he said, “Participation of the athletic department was essential to this work.”

The researchers write in JAMA that they didn’t find any differences in behavior between players and non-players, but Bellgowan told Reuters Health that a smaller hippocampus is linked to depression, schizophrenia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

The longer the young men had played football, the smaller their hippocampuses were and the slower their reaction time on one of the tests.

“The conservative approach is what I’m hoping to get out there,” he said.

“Boys hear about the long-term effect on guys when they’re retired from football, but this shows that 20-year-olds might be having some kind of effect,” said Patrick Bellgowan, the study’s senior author from the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Between June 2011 and August 2013 the researchers recruited 25 college football players who had been diagnosed with a concussion, 25 players without a history of diagnosed concussion and 25 similar young men who had never played.

SOURCE: bit.ly/WddS8K JAMA, online May 13, 2014.

For now, Bellgowan suggested that parents and coaches take a conservative approach when dealing with student athletes by taking them to specialists when they walk off the field with a headache.

Both Bellgowan and Bazarian said it will take longer studies to find out whether a smaller hippocampus may cause problems for these athletes in the future.

The participants had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of their brains and researchers used the images to measure the volume of certain brain regions. Jeffrey Bazarian said. “None of these players were feeling bad but their brain structure isn’t normal.”

Bazarian was not involved with the new research, but has studied the brains of young athletes at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The brains of college football players may already display the effects of years of taking hits, according to a new brain imaging study.

The symptoms of CTE, which tend to set in years after the last traumas, often include memory loss, aggression and dementia.

The researchers found that college athletes had hippocampuses between 17 percent and 26 percent smaller than non-athletes. The athletes also took a computerized test to assess their cognitive abilities.

“We keep hearing about retired football players having diseases that relate back to smaller hippocampuses,” Bellgowan said. Those who had been diagnosed with concussions also had smaller hippocampuses than the players without past concussions.

Players who had been diagnosed with concussions and those who had been playing for years had smaller hippocampuses – a brain structure critical to memory – compared to those who never played football or played for fewer years, researchers found.

There has been growing concern over whether the connection between contact sports – like football – and CTE, which is a brain disease known to affect some athletes who experience repeated hits to the head, may extend to younger players.

“People try to understand why some NFL players have what looks like Alzheimer’s in their forties,” Dr. “Maybe there is something going on early on,” he said. “Maybe this is just the precursor of it.” Read more

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