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August 12, 2022

Engineered From Personal Need, Nollapelli Is Ready To Grow

Nollapelli founder Allison Howard talks with the Smart Business Dealmakers Podcast about how she created Nollapelli and prepared the company for early-stage investing. ...

By Dan Pender

August 11, 2022

Real estate investing in a dynamic market

Citymark Capital Founder and CEO Dan Walsh on the real estate investment market, what, and where, is hot, and how he sees the investment landscape playing out given the economic currents....

By Adam Burroughs

August 11, 2022

When there's more than money to a deal

Orbus Past Chairman & Owner Simon Perutz on his former company's acquisition...

By Adam Burroughs

August 11, 2022

The Riverside Company Sells Its Investment In Parker Food Group

The Riverside Company, a global private equity investor focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has sold its investment in Parker Food Group (PFG), a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty value-added ingredients for large multi-national and emerging food and beverage brands. The buyer is an investment company of the Investindustrial private equity group....

By Adam Burroughs

August 11, 2022

Two MPE Partners' Portfolio Companies Make Acquisitions

MPE Partners' portfolio companies Motor-Services Hugo Stamp Inc. and DecoArt LLC have made acquisitions....

By Adam Burroughs

August 11, 2022

Incline Partners with Industrial Air Flow Dynamics and Montgomery DME

Private equity firm Incline Equity Partners has partnered with Industrial Air Flow Dynamics, a provider of non-turbine maintenance solutions and replacement parts to power plants and Montgomery DME, a provider of durable medical equipment rental services to the hospice market....

By Dan Pender

August 11, 2022

Albridge Raises $12.5M Series A

Medical conversation AI company Abridge announced an oversubscribed $12.5M Series A-1 led by Wittington Ventures. The round also had participation from all existing investors including: Union Square Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Pillar Venture Capital, and UPMC Enterprises, and new investors including Turing Award winner Yoshua Bengio, and Whistler Capital. Abridge’s enterprise-focused documentation solutions structure and summarize information from any medical conversation, making it easier for systems to reduce provider burnout while increasing patient satisfaction....

By Dan Pender

August 11, 2022

L.B. Foster Announces Two UK-Based Acquisitions

L.B. Foster Company,a global solutions provider of products and services for the rail and infrastructure markets, acquired Skratch Enterprises Ltd., a Telford, UK-based digital solutions specialty company, and Intelligent Video Ltd. of Leamington Spa, UK....

By Dan Pender

August 11, 2022

When (and when not) to call an investment banker

Christopher Riley, CEO, United Cutwater, has more than 30 years’ experience owning and operating more than a dozen businesses in numerous industries. He discusses the current M&A landscape and what business owners should be doing if they’re considering selling....

By Dan Pender

August 11, 2022

Archetype Solutions Pursues A Unique Approach To Investing

Archetype Solutions Group CEO Chetan Bagga on launching Archetype Solutions and its unique approach to investing....

By Adam Burroughs

August 11, 2022

Ascent Resources Announces Utica Shale Bolt-On Acquisition

Ascent Resources, LLC announced it entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with an undisclosed seller to acquire all of its assets in the Utica Shale in Ohio for a total purchase price of $270 million, subject to customary closing purchase price adjustments. Ascent will fund the transaction with a combination of cash on hand and borrowings under its revolving credit facility....

By Dan Pender

August 10, 2022

MAI Capital Management Acquires Pareto Wealth Management

MAI Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment adviser specializing in comprehensive investment and financial planning for high-net-worth individuals, families, professional athletes and entertainers, has acquired Pareto Wealth Management. The acquisition adds talent to MAI’s financial planning and wealth teams at its headquarters in Independence, Ohio....

By Adam Burroughs

August 9, 2022

Signet Jewelers To Acquire Blue Nile Inc for $360M

Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG), the world's leading retailer of diamond jewelry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Nile, Inc., a leading online retailer of engagement rings and fine jewelry, for $360 million in an all cash transaction. Blue Nile delivered revenue of more than $500 million in calendar year 2021....

By Adam Burroughs

August 8, 2022

Nordson Corporation To Acquire CyberOptics Corporation

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE), a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D optical sensing technology solutions. The acquisition enhances Nordson’s test and inspection platform, providing differentiated technology that expands Nordson’s product offering in the semiconductor and electronics industries. ...

By Adam Burroughs

August 8, 2022

Charter Next Generation Acquires Polymer Film & Bag Inc and Certain Related Assets

Charter Next Generation (CNG), North America's leading producer of high-performance, sustainable films, will acquire Polymer Film & Bag, Inc. (PF&B), the extrusion business of the Polymer Packaging family of companies based in Massillon, Ohio, along with certain related assets....

By Adam Burroughs

August 5, 2022

Evaluating your sell-side options in an exit

RiverGlade Capital's Kevin McGrath, Council Capital's Nick Cooper, Pinnacle Financial Partners' Tyler Morgan, Capital Alignment Partners' John Pontius, Whistler Capital's Darshan Prabhu and Bass, Berry & Sims' Tatjana Paterno discuss what goes into a successful exit beyond a liquidity event, including when a private equity firm sells one of its portfolio companies....

By Adam Burroughs

August 5, 2022

Life Remodeled CEO Chris Lambert On The Heart Of Fundraising

Life Remodeled CEO Chris Lambert on the organization's mission and accomplishments, as well as his approach to fundraising....

By Adam Burroughs

August 5, 2022

Lessons learned selling the same company twice

What John Blyzinskyj learned from selling Elemica twice....

By Adam Burroughs

August 5, 2022

Transition strategies within family businesses

Jergens Inc.'s Jack Schron, Ahola Payroll & HR Solutions' Jeff Ahola, Peoples Services Inc.'s Darin Haines, The Reserves Network's Neil Stallard and UBS's William Murphy on the tough conversations and lessons learned from transitions in a family business. ...

By Adam Burroughs

August 5, 2022

How to be transparent while protecting IP during diligence

Stirling Ultracold Founder and former CTO Dave Berchowitz on the deal with BioLife and how the company's IP was managed leading up to and through diligence....

By Adam Burroughs

August 4, 2022

Installed Building Products Acquires Two Missouri-Based Installers

During the 2022 second quarter and August, Installed Building Products, Inc. acquired Ozark's Modern Insulation and Insulation Pros, Missouri based installers...

By Adam Burroughs

August 4, 2022

MRI Software Acquires ApartmentData.com

MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software, has acquired ApartmentData.com, further expanding its MRI Living suite of property management solutions for the multifamily market. ...

By Adam Burroughs

August 3, 2022

Sweeping Corporation Of America Acquires Total Power Sweeping Services

Sweeping Corporation of America, the largest power sweeping company in the United States, acquired Total Power Sweeping Services, Inc. TPSSI, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, provides sweeping services to construction and commercial customers throughout the state. ...

By Adam Burroughs

August 2, 2022

Dazpak Flexible Packaging Completes Acquisitions of Atlapac Corporation and the Inno-lok Division of Polymer Packaging

H.I.G. Capital's portfolio company Dazpak Flexible Packaging has completed the acquisitions of Atlapac Corporation and the Inno-lok Division of Polymer Packaging....

By Adam Burroughs

August 2, 2022

AEP Completes Sale Of Cardinal Plant Unit 1

American Electric Power has completed the sale of the 595-megawatt Cardinal Plant Unit 1 in Brilliant, Ohio, from AEP Generation Resources, the company's competitive generation affiliate, to Buckeye Power....

By Adam Burroughs

August 2, 2022

MarshBerry Platform, First Choice Agents Alliance Merge

MarshBerry Platform has merged with First Choice Agents Alliance, one of the nation's top insurance networks. ...

By Adam Burroughs

August 2, 2022

The Essential First Question CEOs Must Ask Before Partnering with a PE Firm

Private equity dealmaking was busier than ever in 2021, with more than $3.5 trillion in capital deployed throughout the year. Fundraising also increased nearly 20% last year – a record high – which...

By Andrew Panzo

August 1, 2022

Kemper To Sell Reserve National to Medical Mutual of Ohio

Kemper Corporation has agreed to sell Reserve National Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, which are predominantly focused on accident and health insurance, to Medical Mutual of Ohio for $90 million. ...

By Adam Burroughs

August 1, 2022

Clearstead Advisors Acquires Scott Snow

Clearstead Advisors, LLC, a Cleveland-based institutional and private client financial advisory firm, has acquired a local high performing wealth management firm as part of its continued strategy to grow through acquisitions. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2022

Dan German on lessons learned launching Orthobrain

Orthobrain's Dan German on launching Orthobrain, fundraising, and how the lessons he learned growing and selling German Orthodontics are informing his new venture....

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2022

Distinguish yourself in a deal

Tecum Capital's Stephen Gurgovits, Citizens M&A Advisory's David Dunstan, Matthews International Corp.'s Richard Beard and Aon's Bill Coleman on building a successful acquisition engine. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2022

When to leave leadership behind

Carestream Health's David Westgate, Madison Dearborn Partners' Michael Nettesheim Executive Search Partners' Nick Curran and N2 Advantage Law's Timothy Nettesheim on how to know what you're buying....

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2022

Breaking down the complexities of succession planning

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young Partner Steven Scolari on succession planning and how to break the complex process down into something more manageable....

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2022

When selling, get answers before the deal closes

Ten35's Sherman Wright on preparing to sell a business and the liquidity event that follows....

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2022

Seeing a deal as more than money

Ouroboros Group's Samantha Ory, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Boston's Brian Moore, Dr. Dental's Alex Faigel, Mirus Capital Advisors' Brendan Kiernan and Cambridge Savings Bank's Stephen Leonard on financing business in the lower middle market....

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2022

Novasenta Completes $40M Series A

Novasenta Inc., a startup biotechnology company focused on the discovery and validation of novel targets to develop cancer therapies, has completed a $40 million Series A financing round led by UPMC Enterprises, the innovation, venture capital and commercialization arm of leading health system UPMC....

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2022

Buckingham Expands with Addition of Moscarino & Treu Firm

Moscarino & Treu LLP will be joining Buckingham, Doolitttle & Burroughs LLC with eight attorneys in Buckingham’s Cleveland office. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 27, 2022

Avient Prices $725M 7.125% Senior Notes due 2030

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT) has priced its previously announced offering of $725 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2030 in an offering exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933. The notes will bear interest at an annual rate of 7.125% and will be issued at a price of 100% of their principal amount. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 27, 2022

PCF Insurance Acquires Ohio-Based Zinc Insurance

PCF Insurance Services, a top 20 U.S. insurance brokerage firm, has acquired Zinc, a commercial-focused insurance agency based in Solon....

By Adam Burroughs

July 27, 2022

JBT Corporation To Acquire Bevcorp

JBT Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bevcorp, a leading provider of beverage processing and packaging solutions, for $290 million. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 26, 2022

Statewide Contractors Of America Acquires DMC Sweeping

Statewide Contractors of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Sweeping Corporation of America, the largest power sweeping company in the United States, acquired DMC Sweeping, LLC....

By Adam Burroughs

July 26, 2022

The Riverside Company Invests In Rockpointe Inc.

The Riverside Company, a global private investor focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has invested in Rockpointe, Inc., a premier healthcare education company. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 22, 2022

An offer that can't be refused

Dawson's' David DeCapua on the deal with Aya Healthcare and how he personally came to terms with selling. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 22, 2022

How Relationships Brought Abatemaster and Plumb Line Capital Together

Plumb Line Capital's Matt Lindberg and Abatemaster's Jeff Chilton on the acquisition, growing a former family-operated business, and how relationships have played a role in every aspect of the deal. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 22, 2022

Price Taker vs. Price Maker and the effect on value

BMO Harris Bank's John Chalus and Tecum Capital's Matt Harnett on the economic factors that are affecting deals and how buyers and sellers can adjust. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 22, 2022

When Three Little Pigs Went To Market

Village Gourmet's David Kemp and Gemini Investors' James Goodman on buying Three Little Pigs, growing it into Village Gourmet and taking that company to market....

By Adam Burroughs

July 22, 2022

Diligence is a two-way street

Foundation Wellness' Sean Williams, Aon's Perry Papantonis, and Gridiron Capital's Joe Saldutti and Sean Kelley on maximizing value in a sell-side transaction....

By Adam Burroughs

July 22, 2022

Been there, built that

Rextar's Bill Fox on how his earlier experience forming, growing and exiting GoIndustry is informing how he's building and growing Rextar....

By Adam Burroughs

July 21, 2022

AgileBlue Acquires Crowe LLP Managed Detection and Response Platform

AgileBlue, a fast-growing Cyber Security Operations Center and eXtended Detection and Response platform, has acquired Crowe LLP's Managed Detection and Response Platform. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 20, 2022

Schill Grounds Management Acquires TLC Landscaping, Grounds Elite

Schill Grounds Management is expanding into Canada through the acquisition of TLC Landscaping in London, Ontario. Separately, Schill is also enhancing service in Cincinnati, Ohio with the purchase of Grounds Elite, LLC....

By Adam Burroughs