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July 21, 2021

Why Rich Dougherty bought LabRepCo twice

Rich Dougherty, president of LabRepCo; Michelle Rondinelli, president of Kitchen Kettle Foods; Steven Staugaitis, director of auditing and accounting at Kreischer Miller; and John Reed, partner at Barley Snyder; offer advice on figuring out the plan for a family business’s future....

By Adam Burroughs

July 21, 2021

Forest2Market’s Pete Stewart says know your buyer

Pete Stewart, president and CEO of Forest2Market; Scott Anderson, partner at Womble Bond Dickinson; and Jim Benedict, senior vice president/senior wealth strategist at PNC; explore how to de-risk, plan and execute a liquidity event. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 21, 2021

Quick prep and deal killers

Bethany Michel, managing director at the Harbour Group; Vic Richey, CEO of ESCO; Bo Butters, principal at CLA; and John Chalus, director – corporate advisory, at BMO Harris Bank; talk about deal preparedness....

By Adam Burroughs

July 16, 2021

Inside Ampex Brands’ Acquisition of Au Bon Pain

Eric Easton, CFO at Ampex Brands, and Jayne Juvan, M&A chair at Tucker Ellis, discuss Ampex’s acquisition of Au Bon Pain — how the process went down, the challenges they faced and how Ampex intends to leverage this new opportunity. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 16, 2021

De-risking the de-SPAC transaction

There’s a lot of talk about SPACs, blank-check companies that raise money to fast-track a private company into the public market. What doesn’t get discussed as much is the de-SPAC transaction — the second part of that process. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 16, 2021

David Sowerby on business owners’ post-exit popularity

David Sowerby, managing director and portfolio manager at Ancora, has some words of wisdom for eager, soon-to-be investors....

By Adam Burroughs

July 16, 2021

Brian Fox on the sale of Confirmation to Thomson Reuters

Brian Fox, the founder and now former president of Confirmation, says his company had been on not just Thomson Reuters' radar screen, but many of the big players in the in the tax and accounting space....

By Adam Burroughs

July 15, 2021

OverDrive Completes Kanopy Acquisition

OverDrive has completed the acquisition of Kanopy, a video streaming service for public and academic libraries....

By Adam Burroughs

July 14, 2021

Cyprium Partners Invests In Remprex

Cyprium Partners has completed a new subordinated debt and preferred equity investment in Remprex....

By Adam Burroughs

July 13, 2021

Tecum Capital, Expedition Capital Partners Recapitalize BP Business Solutions

Tecum Capital and Expedition Capital Partners led a majority recapitalization of BP Business Solutions...

By Adam Burroughs

July 13, 2021

F.N.B. Acquiring Baltimore's Howard Bancorp

F.N.B. has agreed to acquire Howard Bancorp for approximately $418 million. Howard has approximately $2.6 billion in total assets and operates 13 full-service banking offices in Baltimore and the greater Washington, D.C., area....

By Adam Burroughs

July 13, 2021

Incline Acquires Edko

Incline Equity Partners has acquired Edko, a provider of herbicide-based vegetation management services to utilities, municipalities and other operators of infrastructure rights-of-way....

By Adam Burroughs

July 13, 2021

Axuall Closes $10.4M Series A

Axuall has closed $10.4 million in Series A funding led by Flare Capital Partners....

By Adam Burroughs

July 9, 2021

Women and the unique challenges they face in their entrepreneurial pursuits

Linda Pringle Evans, CEO and Founder of Pringle Business Consulting, and the Director of Education at Empowering a Billion Women, discusses the state of female entrepreneurship in the U.S. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 9, 2021

The benefits of crowdfunding

Jonathan Cohen, founder, CEO and president, 20/20 GeneSystems, shares best practices for effective crowdfunding as well as how to prepare pitches for different investor audiences. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 9, 2021

Despite myriad offers, ESOP fit Harken best

Bill Goggins, CEO of Harken, talks about the company’s ESOP and post-sale acquisitions, as well as how they funded those transactions. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2021

Vestar Capital Partners Acquires Stratus

Vestar Capital Partners has acquired Stratus, a market-leading asset-light facilities services provider, from Arcapita Group Holdings...

By Adam Burroughs

July 1, 2021

Togetherwork Acquires Acceptd

Togetherwork, the leader in integrated software and payments for managing communities, groups, and organizations, has acquired Acceptd, the premier application and audition platform for the arts....

By Adam Burroughs

July 1, 2021

Hybrid Apparel Acquires Air Waves

Hybrid Apparel has completed its acquisition of Air Waves, a market leading design and technology driven print-on-demand provider serving e-commerce and wholesale customers....

By Adam Burroughs

July 1, 2021

Numotion Acquires SpinLife

Numotion, the nation's largest provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence, has acquired SpinLife.com the market leader in online retail Durable Medical Equipment for the aging population as well as people living with disabilities. ...

By Adam Burroughs

July 1, 2021

Olive Closes $400M Round

Olive, the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare, has closed a $400 million funding round, bringing the company to a $4 billion valuation....

By Adam Burroughs

June 30, 2021

The next normal

Joe Pulizzi, Stewart Kohl, Jeff Bechtel, and David Heller kick off the Cleveland Smart Business Dealmakers Conference discussing how they navigated their organizations through the pandemic, their thoughts on the current and future state of deal flow, and best practices in M&A. ...

By Adam Burroughs

June 30, 2021

Driving a successful sale

MADSKY and CodeBlue CEO Hunter Powell joins BMO’s Jennifer Johnson, CLA’s Adrian Nohr and IDEAL Industries’ Steve Henn, to talk about transaction preparedness during the Chicago Smart Business Dealmakers Conference....

By Adam Burroughs

June 28, 2021

JumpStart Launches $50M NEXT Fund II

JumpStart Inc. has launched its $50 million JumpStart Next II Fund....

By Adam Burroughs

June 25, 2021

The consequences of rushing into a deal

RCCB's Alyssa Brodzinski and Neil Cooper talk about the current deal environment, the tradeoffs that come with speed, and offer tips on putting together a deal team....

By Adam Burroughs

June 25, 2021

There’s more to a deal than the money

Kevin McCarthy and Scott Buschmann talk about Kian Capital Partners' T Sportline deal and how they see the balance of 2021's M&A market playing out....

By Adam Burroughs

June 25, 2021

Brian Rassel: People make the deal

Brian Rassel, a partner at Huron, on his approach to analyzing the people aspect of a deal....

By Adam Burroughs

June 25, 2021

Indago Closes $10M Financing, Changes Name to Lazurite

Indago, a medical device and technology company, has closed a $10 million convertible note round of financing, and changed its name to Lazurite Holdings, effective immediately....

By Adam Burroughs

June 24, 2021

Riverside Secures Investment in Cryptomathic

The Riverside Company has acquired a controlling stake in Cryptomathic...

By Adam Burroughs

June 23, 2021

Rotunda Capital Partners Acquires Refrigeration Sales Corporation

Rotunda Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Refrigeration Sales Corporation...

By Adam Burroughs

June 22, 2021

Stratos Wealth Enterprises Invests In Summit Wealth Partners

Stratos Wealth Enterprises, part of Stratos Wealth Holdings, has made a strategic investment in Summit Wealth Partners...

By Adam Burroughs

June 22, 2021

Recuro Health Acquires My Legacy Decision Support App

Recuro Health has acquired MyLegacy, a risk stratification tool and clinical decision support application that uses proprietary algorithms based on practice guidelines developed by the Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute. ...

By Adam Burroughs

June 22, 2021

IMARC Acquired By Avania

Avania, a global medical technology CRO, has acquired IMARC, a medical device CRO headquartered in Strongsville....

By Adam Burroughs

June 18, 2021

Pivoting during the pandemic saves the year for early-stage SaaS companies

Wendy Jarchow, chief investment officer at River SaaS talk about how early-stage companies fared during the pandemic, what she expects from that segment in 2021 and the factors that could influence their year....

By Adam Burroughs

June 18, 2021

Jonathan Herrick pursues growth at Benchmark

Jonathan Herrick, a St. Louis entrepreneur who’s now CEO of Benchmark, talks about its most recent acquisition of Contacts+, as well as what’s in store for 2021....

By Adam Burroughs

June 18, 2021

To build your pipeline, write the checks

Marcus Whitney, founding partner, Jumpstart Health Investors on how technology helped him make some 80 investments in his first couple years at Jumpstart Foundry, and his newest fund, Jumpstart Nova....

By Adam Burroughs

June 17, 2021

Splash Financial Raises More Than $40M in Series B

Splash Financial, a leading digital lending platform that helps borrowers easily shop and compare financial products from a Splash-powered network of lenders, has secured $44.3 million in a new Series B funding round....

By Adam Burroughs

June 16, 2021

HealthTrust and Affiliated CoreTrust Division Acquire EasiBuy

HealthTrust, a leading Group Purchasing Organization and supply chain performance company for health care, along with its commercial GPO counterpart, CoreTrust, has acquired EasiBuy...

By Adam Burroughs

June 11, 2021

Cyber risk in M&A transactions

Jamil Jaffer and Maj Gen USAF (Ret) Brett Williams, of IronNet-Cybersecurity Inc., talk about the threat cyberattacks pose to M&A....

By Adam Burroughs

June 11, 2021

Josh Curtis on what M&A’s busiest year means for sellers

Josh Curtis, managing director of Footprint Capital, offers his view of the market from both the sell-side and buy-side, as well as his sense of how things could play out for the balance of the year....

By Adam Burroughs

June 11, 2021

Ryan Green continually adjusts his model to find success

Gridwise co-founder Ryan Green continues to evolve his business, using customer feedback and adjusting to the market to find success....

By Adam Burroughs

June 11, 2021

Kraft Heinz To Purchase Assan Foods

The Kraft Heinz Company has reached an agreement to purchase Assan Foods from privately held Turkish conglomerate Kibar Holding in a deal that values the enterprise at approximately $100 million. ...

By Adam Burroughs

June 10, 2021

CB Financial Services Sells Two West Virginia Branches to Citizens Bank of West Virginia

CB Financial Services, Inc., the holding company for Community Bank, announced that it and Community Bank have entered into a Purchase and Assumption Agreement to sell two West Virginia branches....

By Adam Burroughs

June 10, 2021

George Nemphos of Nemphos Braue

Podcast: The founding member of law firm Nemphos Braue shares his thoughts on the activity he’s seeing, deals he’s been closing for clients, and what’s different from the deals that got done in 2019 and early 2020....

By Dustin S. Klein

June 9, 2021

Huntington Completes Merger With TCF

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has closed its merger with TCF Financial Corporation, creating a Top 25 U.S. bank holding company....

By Adam Burroughs

June 9, 2021

Branch Insurance Closes $50M Series B

Branch Insurance has closed a $50 million Series B fundraise to fuel its national and partner channel expansion....

By Adam Burroughs

June 9, 2021

Monongahela Valley Hospital Signs Definitive Agreement For Affiliation With Penn Highlands Healthcare

The Boards of Directors of both Monongahela Valley Hospital and Penn Highlands Healthcare have signed a Definitive Agreement between the two entities that would integrate Monongahela Valley Hospital into the Penn Highlands Healthcare system....

By Adam Burroughs

June 9, 2021

Thrivable Raises $1.7M

Real-time market research platform Thrivable has closed $1.7M in funding....

By Adam Burroughs

June 8, 2021

Elligo Health Research Acquires Root Health

Elligo Health Research has acquired Root Health, an AI virtual assistant for clinical research....

By Adam Burroughs

June 7, 2021

RevAir Hair Dryer Raises $9M

RevAir, a Reverse-Air hair dryer and straightener, has raised $9 million in new funding...

By Adam Burroughs