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May 17, 2019

Green Growth Brands raises $45M, closes Nevada deal

In addition to raising the general operating funds, the company completed its $13.4 million acquisition of a Pahrump, Nev., cultivation facility, its second in the state....

By Jayne Gest

May 17, 2019

Signal's Marc Kiven: An entrepreneur's approach to dealmaking

The founder of the groundbreaking digital marketing company talks about what he looks for in an investment opportunity and how he sets the stage for the company’s future....

By Mark Scott

May 17, 2019

Brunswick To Buy Florida-based Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club is the largest boat club operator and a leading marine franchisor, servicing more than 20,000 members....

By Mark Scott

May 17, 2019

Blue Olive’s Ed Weinfurtner takes hands-on approach to investing

Ed Weinfurtner is a dealmaker who likes to get his hands dirty. If the company is being marketed for sale or has a book that pitches the acquisition opportunity, he’s not interested. “I’m trying to find a diamond in the rough,” he says....

By Mark Scott

May 17, 2019

NPK Construction Equipment buys Wisconsin manufacturer Genesis Attachments

The Walton Hills-based manufacturer bought the business from New York private equity firm KPS Capital Partners....

By Adam Burroughs

May 16, 2019

Lincoln Electric moves to acquire Askaynak

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. is purchasing an additional 49.6 percent interest in Turkish manufacturer Askaynak to advance its regional growth strategy....

By Adam Burroughs

May 16, 2019

Two Akron investment funds merge into $3M fund

Akron Fusion Investment Partners LP I, the largest fund to come out of the Akron region, is merging with the Akron Bioinvestment Fund II, growing the fund to $3 million and bolster its impact....

By Adam Burroughs

May 16, 2019

Ed Wethli: Kiva Han-Crazy Mocha deal took time to brew

A year into the Crazy Mocha acquisition, the benefits of the deal are finally falling into place for the coffee roaster that wanted a growing retail empire....

By Jayne Gest

May 16, 2019

Four real estate firms merge under Howard Hanna umbrella

Kuzneski & Lockard, the leading independent real estate firm in Pennsylvania’s Indiana County, will align with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. In conjunction with the franchise partnership, Howard Hanna Kuzneski & Lockard simultaneously announced mergers with Chestnut Ridge Realty and Susan Moore Real Estate....

By Jayne Gest

May 16, 2019

Public Finance Resources bought by Forecast5 Analytics

Forecast5 Analytics has signed an agreement to acquire Public Finance Resources, the leading provider of financial forecasting services for Ohio local governments. Forecast5 plans to use the strategic acquisition to serve schools in Ohio and across the nation....

By Jayne Gest

May 16, 2019

Jelmar Adds ESPRO Brand To Cleaning Product Portfolio

Jelmar has added to its household cleaning product portfolio with the acquisition of the ESPRO brand of sports cleaning products....

By Mark Scott

May 16, 2019

JLL Income Property Trust Acquires Suburban Seattle Apartment Community

JLL Income Property Trust paid $81.8 million to acquire Stonemeadow Farms, a 280-unit premier apartment community in Bothell, Wash., a town less than 20 miles from Redmond, Bellevue and Seattle....

By Mark Scott

May 16, 2019

P&M Advises on Sales of Three Michigan Firms to Carlisle

Southfield-based P&M served as the exclusive financial adviser to the acquisition of Hosco Fittings, Classic Precision and Integrated Dispense Solutions in their sale to Carlisle Fluid Technologies...

By Mark Scott

May 16, 2019

PlanetM Awards More Than $440K In Grants To Five Mobility Startups

PlanetM Mobility Grants also provide aid to mobility startups and corporations to test, validate and prove out new technologies on Michigan roadways...

By Mark Scott

May 15, 2019

Online vehicle auction company buys Allegheny County property

Copart Inc., a global online vehicle auction company, has acquired a second location in West Mifflin. This is Copart’s 11th location in Pennsylvania....

By Jayne Gest

May 15, 2019

Cyprium joins deal for Uniloy Blow Molding business

Cyprium Investment Partners is joined by New York’s Osgood Capital Group in the acquisition from Milacron Holdings....

By Adam Burroughs

May 15, 2019

Aurora Shopping Center Orchard Crossing Acquired in $2.9M Deal

Denver-based Baceline Investments has purchased the Aurora shopping center Orchard Crossing in a $2.9 million deal that is part of the company’s value-add Opportunistic Strategy portfolio....

By Mark Scott

May 15, 2019

How to plan a successful recapitalization strategy

Recapitalization — the process of changing a company’s capital structure through the issuance of new debt or equity securities — is a popular way to fund acquisitions, growth strategies, partner...

By Mark Scott

May 15, 2019

Naperville Shopping Plaza Scooped Up By Cincinnati REIT

Naperville Crossings, a 147,000-square-foot shopping and lifestyle center in the desirable Chicago suburb, is being acquired by Cincinnati-based Phillips Edison & Co. Inc....

By Mark Scott

May 15, 2019

BGL Manages Sale of Eastwood Co. to Kian Capital Partners

The deal is the third e-commerce transaction for BGL’s Consumer Group in the last eight months....

By Mark Scott

May 15, 2019

California Firm Buying Prism Healthcare Partners

Berkeley Research Group has agreed to buy Chicago-based Prism Healthcare Partners and create one of the nation’s largest health care performance improvement consulting firms....

By Mark Scott

May 15, 2019

Ohio State builds momentum for innovation district development

For years, the future of The Ohio State University west campus has been up in the air. That’s changing with the first three buildings planned for an eventual innovation district....

By Jayne Gest

May 14, 2019

Industrial Commercial Properties buys former Sears distribution center

Cleveland-based Industrial Commercial Properties LLC has acquired a 570,000-square-foot, former Sears distribution center on 42.8 acres, in the Columbus suburb of Groveport. This is ICP's fourth Sears property purchase since 2014....

By Jayne Gest

May 14, 2019

Red Mortgage Capital closes $22M rural affordable portfolio

Red Mortgage Capital closed a $22 million joint venture portfolio that will be used to rehabilitate 14 properties in 12 rural Texas communities, preserving the affordability of 556 housing units....

By Jayne Gest

May 14, 2019

Pittsburgh REIT Alpha buys second opportunity zone project

Alpha Capital Partners, a Pittsburgh-based real estate investment and development firm, has acquired University Place in Lafayette, Louisiana. University Place is Alpha’s 10th student housing community and the second of five identified projects in Alpha’s Opportunity Zone Fund....

By Jayne Gest

May 14, 2019

Three Rivers Packaging purchased by The Cary Company

The McKees Rocks company, which initially focused on the sale of new and reconditioned steel drums, has evolved to become the area’s leading IBC re-bottler/reconditioner....

By Jayne Gest

May 14, 2019

Pipeline Angels: Driving change in Detroit’s angel investor community

Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Pipeline Angels bring needed guidance to help young entrepreneurs shape their vision and target markets that offer a better chance for success....

By Mark Scott

May 14, 2019

M&A Outlook: Transactions Can Prepare You For Future Change

The speed of change is relentless, and M&A has proved to be an effective means to move quickly to gain competitive advantage or defend against future disrupters....

By Monte Repasky

May 13, 2019

British retailer to buy Certified Oil convenience stores, gas stations

EG Group will acquire Certified Oil and its 69 convenience stores and gas stations. The transaction will be an important step in building out the U.K.-based company's U.S. strategy....

By Jayne Gest

May 13, 2019

TrueCommerce acquires San Diego’s ecUtopia

Pittsburgh-based TrueCommerce has acquired ecUtopia, a cloud-based supply chain collaboration and visibility platform. The transaction complements TrueCommerce's portfolio and strengthens its commerce network in several market segments....

By Jayne Gest

May 13, 2019

Embattled Bed Bath & Beyond CEO steps down

In the ongoing battle between activist investors, including Cleveland's Ancora, and Bed Bath & Beyond, the retailer's CEO has stepped down and been replaced by board member Mary Winston....

By Adam Burroughs

May 13, 2019

Diebold completes squeeze-out of German unit shareholders

The move, announced in November, streamlines and simplifies the company's corporate structure and eliminates Diebold Nixdorf AG as a separate corporate entity....

By Adam Burroughs

May 13, 2019

DRB Systems acquires Suds Creative

Akron’s DRB Systems, a car wash technology company, is acquiring Suds Creative, a car wash marketing company based in Meridian, Idaho....

By Adam Burroughs

May 13, 2019

M&A Outlook: Steel Service Centers

Industry players are looking for acquisitive growth, targeting value-added processing as a way to enhance margin and better navigate demand volatility, investment bank Brown Gibbons Lang reports....

By Michael Marzec

May 10, 2019

Investors file suit against Bed Bath & Beyond in federal court

The investors vs. Bed Bath & Beyond saga continues as Legion Partners Holdings, one in a group of activist investors that includes Cleveland’s Ancora Advisors LLC, has filed a lawsuit against the retailer alleging it is subverting the rights of shareholders in the fight over the constitution of its board....

By Adam Burroughs

May 10, 2019

Wisr's Kate Volzer: Networking Makes Anything Possible For Your Startup

Kate Volzer, co-founder and CEO at Wisr, talks about her entrepreneurial journey that began as a student at the University of Chicago....

By Mark Scott

May 10, 2019

Ampco-Pittsburgh to sell cast roll manufacturing facility

The purchase agreement has been executed, and the transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2019....

By Jayne Gest

May 9, 2019

Acusis completes purchase of Cybergistics

The acquisition will help the Pittsburgh-based provider of clinical documentation and revenue cycle management solutions and services to expand its RCM service capabilities, especially in the large hospital segment and health systems....

By Jayne Gest

May 9, 2019

Ikos raises $4M in round led by Draper Triangle Ventures

The round includes new investors ValueStream, a New York City-based growth fund, as well as existing regional investors Birchmere Ventures and Riverfront Ventures....

By Jayne Gest

May 9, 2019

Compass Self Storage acquires 17th unit in Atlanta

Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, has acquired a self storage center in Buford, Georgia, which represents the 17th Compass Self Storage location in the Greater Atlanta area and its 89th location nationwide....

By Adam Burroughs

May 9, 2019

Kandu Capital Acquires Indiana Senior Living Community In $5M Deal

The $5 million deal continues Bloom’s expansion of its diversified, growing portfolio of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities throughout the U.S....

By Mark Scott

May 9, 2019

ASPIRE Dealmakers Conference Photos

The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel was the site of Northeast Ohio biggest CEO-focused dealmakers event on May 2. Check out 100+ photos from the event....

By Michael Marzec

May 9, 2019

Charles Huebner Digs Deep To Make Investments Deals Work For Clients

The founder of Pointe Capital Management talks about the forces that drove the launch of his investment management firm and the value of being a dealmaking sleuth....

By Mark Scott

May 9, 2019

Meritor to acquire AxleTech, enhance growth platform

Meritor reached an agreement with an affiliate of The Carlyle Group under which Meritor will acquire AxleTech for $175 million in cash, adjusted for changes in working capital at closing....

By Mark Scott

May 8, 2019

CCL Label buys land from Strongsville for expansion

CCL Label is buying 23 acres of municipally owned land from its home city as it looks to expand and create between 110 and 150 new manufacturing, research and development jobs....

By Adam Burroughs

May 8, 2019

Delta Energy’s Sheri Tackett: A tale of Two Sales

Sheri Tackett wasn’t prepared when she sold Delta Energy in 2012. When it came time to sell Delta Energy Services three years later, she didn’t make the same mistake twice....

By Jayne Gest

May 8, 2019

GM In Talks To Sell Ohio Assembly Plant

Once closed, work could begin immediately to prepare the facility for production of electric vehicles developed by Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group....

By Mark Scott

May 8, 2019

Alpha Capital Partners continues buying property in Memphis

The Pittsburgh private equity real estate investment firm purchased the first phase of 266 Lofts, 77 units, in March 2018....

By Jayne Gest

May 7, 2019

GM Cruise Lands $1.15B In Funding From New, Existing Backers

The funding comes from a group comprised of institutional investors — including funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. — and existing partners General Motors, SoftBank Vision Fund and Honda....

By Mark Scott

May 7, 2019

ASX Launches Seed Equity Round to Fund Air Travel Revolution

Proceeds will be used to help the aviation technology startup acquire key automotive EV technology, build a series of full-scale prototypes and initiate Federal Aviation Administration certification....

By Mark Scott