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July 9, 2020

AB Bernstein’s Kara Lewis and Heather George on the seller fatigue factor

By Adam Burroughs

AB Bernstein's Kara Lewis and Heather George explores the seller mindset and how that might affect deal availability for buyers.

June 12, 2020

ChromoCare’s Hugh Cathey: It’s time for careful, creative thinking

It's a challenging business environment right now, which calls for care and out-of-the-box thinking. Hugh Cathey discusses what he’s seeing in today’s market through the lens of both business owner and investor.

May 26, 2020

Cresco Labs Reaches Deal To Acquire Four Ohio Cannabis Dispensaries

Completion of the transaction is subject to approval by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Upon closing, Cresco would have a total of five dispensaries in Ohio – the maximum allowed by the state.

May 15, 2020

Ice Miller’s Michael Jordan and Rob Ouellette: M&A and business in a turbulent market

Are deals dead? Ice Miller Partner Rob Ouellette says “no,” but they have taken on a different look. Ouellette and Ice Miller Managing Partner Michael Jordan share their thoughts on M&A and other issues C-suite executives are dealing with during the COVID-19 crisis.

May 13, 2020

Deal Pulse: April M&A Activity in Central Ohio

The state of Ohio was under a stay-at-home order for the entire month of April, with many businesses shut down. While middle market M&A activity has severely slowed in Central Ohio, notable deals included Break Trail Ventures, Nationwide Ventures and Midwest Equipment Sales.

May 5, 2020

Finite States raises a $12.5M Series A round

Finite State has raised $12.5 million in a Series A funding round, in order to scale its engineering team. The round was led by Energy Impact Partners, along with Zetta Venture Partners, cybersecurity veteran Niloofar Howe and other undisclosed investors.

May 4, 2020

L Brands to spin out Victoria’s Secret after deal terminates

L Brands Inc. has agreed to allow Sycamore Partners to terminate its deal to buy Victoria’s Secret. The company plans to establish Bath & Body Works as a pure-play public company and prepare the Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and PINK businesses to operate as a separate, standalone company.

April 22, 2020

Sycamore Partners wants to cancel pending Victoria’s Secret sale

Sycamore Partners has delivered notice to L Brands Inc. purporting to terminate the transaction agreement relating to the sale of a 55 percent interest in Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and PINK.

April 17, 2020

Deal Pulse: March M&A Activity in Central Ohio

M&A activity in Central Ohio continues to move forward despite the impact of the coronavirus on the markets and Ohio’s mandated shutdown of non-essential businesses and “shelter-in-place” orders given in March.

April 1, 2020

Drive Capital’s Chris Olsen on how coronavirus impacts VC

Drive Capital partner Chris Olsen talks about the state of dealmaking, what portfolio companies should expect from their shareholders and his advice for investors.

March 31, 2020

Olive Raises $51M to Accelerate Health Care AI Product

Columbus-based Olive said it closed a $51 million funding round led by General Catalyst that will fund acceleration of its development of an artificial intelligence bot that manages administrative tasks for hospitals.