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July 30, 2020

Bravo Wellness CEO Jim Pshock on his unexpected deal with Medical Mutual

Bravo Wellness founder and CEO Jim Pshock talks about how his company prepared for a surprise deal with Medical Mutual....

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2020

The Riverside Co. invests in GSB & Associates Inc.

The Riverside Co. has invested in GSB & Associates, Inc., a flavor house specializing in custom flavor development....

By Adam Burroughs

July 28, 2020

Buckley King acquires Altick & Corwin

The merger adds to Buckley King's Ohio footprint and brings expanded practice areas including public-sector/municipal law, a military-focused family law practice, and a niche practice in identification and asset protection for Mega Millions and Ohio Lottery winners....

By Adam Burroughs

July 28, 2020

Modern Hire, with The Riverside Co. support, acquires Sonru

Sonru, a provider of automated video interviewing technology, has been acquired by Modern Hire, with financial support from The Riverside Co....

By Adam Burroughs

July 27, 2020

RVI sells Lowe’s - Newnan Crossing

Retail Value Inc. closed on the sale of the Lowe’s at Newnan Crossing for $15.6 million....

By Adam Burroughs

July 27, 2020

Madison Electric Products acquired by Southwire

Southwire has acquired Madison Electric Products LLC of Solon, Ohio – a manufacturer of high-quality electrical components and accessories....

By Adam Burroughs

July 24, 2020

LFM Capital’s Stephen Cook: In Tough Times, Pass In The Corners

The LFM Capital co-founder discusses the outlook for buyers and sellers, and the importance of compromise in getting deals done....

By Adam Burroughs

July 24, 2020

Hightower Advisors’ Omar Qureshi On Preserving Wealth In Wake Of COVID-19

Hightower Advisors Managing Director Omar Qureshi discusses the challenges and opportunities created by the pandemic, and what business owners and investors should do sooner than later to preserve wealth....

By Adam Burroughs

July 23, 2020

Harrington Industrial Plastics acquires Aetna Plastics

Harrington Industrial Plastics has completed its acquisition of Aetna Plastics, in partnership with Aetna management....

By Adam Burroughs

July 16, 2020

Saucy Brew Works Raises Capital Through Crowdfunding

The Cleveland-based production brewery and brewpub in Ohio City has raised more than $250,000 of an intended $1.07 million through crowdfunding site StartEngine....

By Michael Marzec

July 15, 2020

Aatru Medical Closes Series C Round Financing

Aatru Medical Inc., a Cleveland-based medtech company, completed a Series C financing round for an undisclosed amount with private investors....

By Michael Marzec

July 15, 2020

Indago Raises More Capital

Indago, a Cleveland-based medical device startup, raised $670,000 of new funding in the form of convertible debt from undisclosed investors....

By Michael Marzec

July 14, 2020

Peak Rock Capital Sells ProFusion Industries To Management Group

Peak Rock Capital has sold ProFusion Industries to an investor group led by the company's management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

By Michael Marzec

July 13, 2020

Sweden's Sandvik acquires Allied Construction

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is buying Cleveland-based Allied Construction Products LLC, a distributor of hydraulic hammers to the construction and mining industries and manufacturer of compactor plates and mounting brackets. Terms were not disclosed....

By Michael Marzec

July 9, 2020

Truist’s Jim Geuther says plan for the future despite the uncertainty

Truist's Jim Geuther explores the importance of adaptability in a time of disruption and uncertainty....

By Adam Burroughs

July 9, 2020

NewSpring Capital’s Adam VeVerka says despite pandemic, good deals will find a home

NewSpring Capital's Adam VeVerka talks about the state of dealmaking and what has buyers’ attention as they look for opportunities....

By Adam Burroughs

July 9, 2020

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

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

By Adam Burroughs

July 8, 2020

Popcom Crowdfunds $2.3M

PopCom, a Columbus-based smart vending and kiosk startup, has completed its second equity crowdfunding campaign....

By Adam Burroughs

July 8, 2020

CBIZ Acquires Prince-Wood Insurance

CBIZ Inc. has acquired property and casualty insurance agency Prince-Wood Insurance L.L.C....

By Adam Burroughs

July 8, 2020

Snip Internet Acquires Rocket Fiber Residential Internet Services

Snip Internet's acquisition of Rocket Fiber LLC, from Everstream serves as an initial expansion for Snip as they open in additional markets throughout the Midwest in the coming months....

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2020

Drive Capital contributes to Immuta's $40M funding round

Drive Capital is among the investors helping Boston-based Immuta, the automated data governance company,  secure $40 million in funding....

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2020

Sequoia Financial Group gets strategic investment from Kudu Investment Management

Sequoia Financial Group LLC gets a strategic investment from Kudu Investment Management, LLC, an independent provider of long-term capital solutions to asset and wealth managers. Financial terms were not disclosed....

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2020

Resilience Capital Partners Portfolio Company CR Brands Sells Laundry Brands

Resilience Capital Partners' portfolio company CR Brands Inc. has completed the sale of its Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator and Dryel “at home dry cleaning” product lines to Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

July 6, 2020

Bricker & Eckler acquires Ohio PACE, Energize Kentucky from The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

Law firm Bricker & Eckler LLP has acquired the Ohio PACE and Energize Kentucky commercial PACE programs from The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance....

By Adam Burroughs

July 3, 2020

Paceline Equity Partners Buys R.E.L.A.M.

Dallas-based PE firm Paceline Equity Partners has acquired Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance Inc., a Northfield-based lessor of railroad maintenance-of-way equipment, along with two affiliated companies....

By MIchael Marzec

July 2, 2020

Cyprium Partners’ Michael Conaton: Get Ready For EBITDAC

Cyprium Partners co-founder MIchael Conaton discusses where he thinks investors will look when they begin scrutinizing deals as the economy starts to recover and the rise of EBIDTA before COVID....

By Adam Burroughs and Mark Scott

July 1, 2020

Portfolio Completes Purchase Of NAE/NWAN

National Automotive Experts/NWAN has completed its sale to California-based Portfolio. The deal brings together two leading companies in the finance and insurance products market for the automotive industry....

By Michael Marzec

July 1, 2020

PolyOne completes Clariant Masterbatch acquisition

PolyOne Corp. has completed its purchase of the color masterbatch businesses of Clariant and Clariant Chemicals India Ltd. PolyOne has also changed its name to Avient....

By Adam Burroughs

June 30, 2020

RVI sells Big Oaks Crossing shopping mall

Retail Value Inc. has sold Big Oaks Crossing in Tupelo, Mississippi, for $21 million....

By Adam Burroughs

June 26, 2020

CMU’s Lynn Banaszak: Priorities are shifting, but innovation interest remains strong

Despite the uncertainty, investors are still very interested in preserving their deal pipelines — continuing to build on the promise of the portfolio of ideas already in development, says Lynn Banaszak, executive director of the Digital Transformation and Innovation Center at Carnegie Mellon University....

By Jayne Gest

June 25, 2020

Cyprium Partners makes non-control investment in Chief Enterprises Holding

Cyprium Investment Partners has completed a new preferred equity and subordinated debt investment in Chief Enterprises Holding LLC...

By Adam Burroughs

June 23, 2020

OverDrive to buy RBmedia assets

OverDrive, a Cleveland-based digital reading platform for libraries and schools, is acquiring the assets of RBmedia’s library business, including the RBdigital platform in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia....

By Jayne Gest

June 23, 2020

GNC to restructure or be sold

GNC Holdings Inc., and certain of its North American entities, secured lenders and key stakeholders have agreed to pursue a dual-path process that will allow the company to restructure its balance sheet and accelerate its business strategy through Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The company could be restructured or sold....

By Jayne Gest

June 22, 2020

WESCO completes Anixter merger

WESCO International Inc., a Pittsburgh-headquartered provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions, has completed its merger with Anixter International Inc., creating a global B2B distribution and supply chain solutions company....

By Jayne Gest

June 22, 2020

Installed Building Products buys Nationwide Gutter

Installed Building Products Inc., a Columbus-based national installer of insulation and complementary building products, has acquired Nationwide Gutter LLC, which expands its presence to multifamily and commercial customers throughout Texas and surrounding states....

By Jayne Gest

June 19, 2020

TVV Capital’s AJ Byrd says buyers have opportunities, if they have the funds

TVV Capital Managing Director AJ Byrd explores the prospects for buyers in the short-term during the disruption....

By Adam Burroughs

June 19, 2020

Bravo Wellness Acquires PUSH Wellness

Cleveland-based Bravo Wellness has acquired Chicago-based PUSH Wellness. The companies both provide personalized, progress-based health improvement goals that materially reward each program participant....

By Michael Marzec

June 19, 2020

All Pro Freight’s Chris Haas: Finding opportunities in the uncertainties

In an economy that’s going up and down, those uncertainties are what makes the commercial real estate business thrive, says Chris Haas, founder, president and CEO of All Pro Freight Systems Inc....

By Mark Scott and Jayne Gest

June 19, 2020

Group Management Services buys Corporate Business Solutions

Richfield, Ohio-based Group Management Services Inc. has acquired Corporate Business Solutions, a Georgia human resources outsourcing provider. The transaction will further extend GMS’ client base outside of Ohio and increase its presence in the Southeast....

By Jayne Gest

June 19, 2020

Clayton Capital’s Kevin Short on how buyers are jumping over deal hurdles with tech

Kevin Short, managing director of Clayton Capital Partners, talks about how buyer diligence has adapted to transacting during a pandemic....

By Adam Burroughs

June 17, 2020

Champion ONE merges with Approved Networks

Champion ONE, a Cleveland-headquartered designer, marketer and supplier of optical networking components worldwide, has merged with Orange County, California’s Approved Networks and its affiliate, U.S. Critical....

By Jayne Gest

June 17, 2020

Equitrans Midstream, EQM complete merger

Equitrans Midstream Corp. and EQM Midstream Partners LP have completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding common units representing limited partner interests in EQM that it did not already own....

By Jayne Gest

June 15, 2020

The Pittsburgh Steelers have new minority owners

The owners of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, Josh Harris and David Blitzer, have reportedly acquired small stake of less than 5 percent in the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Bloomberg News....

By Jayne Gest

June 12, 2020

Howard & Howard’s Dan Cotter: Don’t Wait To Make A Business Interruption Claim

Many companies will be taking a harder look at their business interruption and disaster recovery insurance coverage in the wake of COVID-19, says Dan Cotter, an attorney with Howard & Howard....

By Dustin S. Klein & Mark Scott

June 12, 2020

Peca Labs raises venture funding

Peca Labs Inc. recently raised $587,465 of venture funding from undisclosed investors, PitchBook reports. The Carnegie Mellon University spin out has raised $5.69 million through five rounds and is developing synthetic cardiovascular devices intended to improve the treatment of cardiac defects....

By Jayne Gest

June 12, 2020

Early-Stage Entrepreneurs Need To Focus On Creativity, Mitigating Risk To Close Deals

The landscape for showcasing early-stage companies to potential buyers and investors has changed dramatically in the face of COVID-19, says David Weaver, chief investment officer at City Side Ventures....

By Dustin S. Klein & Mark Scott

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....

By Jayne Gest

June 11, 2020

Barley Snyder’s Paul Mattaini on fed-up sellers and cautious buyers

Barley Snyder's Paul Mattaini offers his view of the state of dealmaking — both from the sell side and buy side — and his sense of what M&A will look like in the short term....

By Adam Burroughs

June 11, 2020

Incline’s LYNX buys FRSTeam

Pittsburgh-based private equity firm Incline Equity Partners’ portfolio company, LYNX Franchising has further expanded its commercial services brand offering through the acquisition of FRSTeam. FRSTeam focuses on disaster recovery, specializing in damage from smoke, fire, water and mold....

By Jayne Gest

June 10, 2020

Nationwide invests in Planck

Nationwide recently made a venture capital investment in Planck, which has created an artificial intelligence-driven data platform for commercial insurance. The funding, which was part of a $16 million Series B round, comes from Nationwide’s $100 million venture capital investment fund....

By Jayne Gest