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August 9, 2019

Joy Taylor On The Keys To Good Deal Prep

TayganPoint Consulting co-founder Joy Taylor talks about how she prepared to sell her business to Grant Thornton, and what she would do differently if she had it to do all over again....

By Adam Burroughs

July 31, 2019

BDO buys Loughlin Management Partners

BDO USA LLP, an accounting and advisory firm, has acquired Loughlin Management Partners & Co Inc. This group will operate as BDO Consulting Group LLC, a separate legal entity and affiliated company of BDO USA LLP....

By Adam Burroughs

July 26, 2019

What Tom Bonney Learned From Selling Two Businesses

After selling his first consulting business, Tom Bonney built CMF Associates from the ground up with a clear goal of selling to the right buyer. Here's what he learned....

By Adam Burroughs

July 26, 2019

Harry Cendrowski: Due Diligence Critical To Successful Acquisitions

Harry Cendrowski, founding member and managing director at Cendrowski Corporate Advisors, discusses the evolving approach to due diligence in dealmaking....

By Mark Scott

July 22, 2019

Huron Capital-Backed Sciens Building Solutions Buys Firm

The transaction represents the latest acquisition for Sciens since Huron Capital formed the platform in 2016 to pursue a buy-and-build investment strategy in the fire service and integrated solutions sector....

By Mark Scott

July 18, 2019

HKA acquires The Kenrich Group

The construction claims and dispute resolution firm picks up a business and litigation consulting firm with more than 100 professionals in 11 offices throughout the country....

By Adam Burroughs

July 2, 2019

CBIZ buys payroll processor Paytime

The payroll services provider was an affiliate of SS&G before its sale to BDO in 2014....

By Michael Marzec

July 1, 2019

Padnos Buys Regal Recycling, Adding Two New Scrap Locations

The plant in Howell will be operated by Padnos while the Whitmore Lake location will be managed by GLR Advanced Recycling, a partner of Padnos....

By Mark Scott

June 27, 2019

Incline buys AR management provider Brown & Joseph

Incline Equity Partners has acquired Itasca-based Brown & Joseph, a provider of commercial accounts receivable management services primarily focused on insurance end markets. The Pittsburgh PE firm plans to leverage prior industry experience to support further growth....

By Jayne Gest

June 18, 2019

BusinessForward purchased by Boston firm

The acquisition underscores a significant pivot in the ServiceNow ecosystem, driven by changing client needs....

By Jayne Gest

June 10, 2019

Federal Heath buys Advance Graphic Systems

The acquisition provides Federal Heath with an established customer base of large retailers, design firms, architects, turnkey solutions companies, construction businesses, and exhibit houses....

By Michael Marzec

June 5, 2019

Dunbar, Bender & Zapf acquires Advanced Pension Designs of New Jersey

The independent regional retirement plan consulting and actuarial firm is expanding its operations with the acquisition of a third party administration firm....

By Jayne Gest

June 4, 2019

Align Capital acquires BalticBerg for SEAM safety services platform

Align Capital Partners’ portfolio company SEAM Group has acquired BalticBerg Consulting, a Warsaw, Poland-based provider of resource management consulting services....

By Adam Burroughs

June 3, 2019

Judge Audio Visual Solutions bought by L.A.’s Solutionz

Philadelphia’s Judge Audio Visual Solutions, a division of The Judge Group, has been bought by L.A.-based Solutionz in a move that strengthens Solutionz’ ability to design, build and manage A/V deployments to current and future clients....

By Adam Burroughs

May 22, 2019

Area Wide Protective buys Northern Colorado Traffic Control

The North Canton-based provider of traffic control services and equipment, has acquired a complementary traffic control company based in Greeley....

By Adam Burroughs

May 1, 2019

Akron’s Smithers Group sells Toxicology Services unit to BASi

Smithers is selling its Smithers Avanza Toxicology Services business unit in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to Bioanalytical Systems Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

April 15, 2019

Align Capital Partners adds Fireguard to its Protegis platform

The Cleveland- and Dallas-based PE firm has acquired Maryland-based Fireguard to add to its Protegis Fire & Safety platform....

By Adam Burroughs

January 31, 2019

The Karcher Group acquires digital firm

The merger expands TKG digital marketing offerings, particularly in SEO, pay-per-click advertising and content marketing....

By Adam Burroughs

January 10, 2019

CBIZ acquires small Colorado firm

Cleveland-based CBIZ Inc. has acquired The Wenner Group, of Greenwood Village, Colo. Wenner’s 14 employees and $2.4 million in revenue will be integrated into CBIZ’s Denver-based financial services practice....

By Adam Burroughs

January 3, 2019

StartInCLE’s Ed Buchholz

Ed Buchholz about some of the challenges faced by Cleveland’s startup community and how the region can attract and empower quality startups....

By Mark Scott

December 28, 2018

Next Sparc’s Len Pagon Jr.

Len Pagon talks about his approach to making the right moves at the negotiating table....

By Mark Scott

December 21, 2018

Environmental Management Specialists bought by HEPACO

The combined environmental and emergency response services companies will now have more than 685 employees and a footprint of over 40 locations....

By Adam Burroughs

December 7, 2018

CBIZ buys Sequoia Institutional Services

Sequoia Institutional Services provides retirement plan investment advisory services. It has eight employees and recorded approximately $2 million in revenue during the past year....

By Adam Burroughs

December 6, 2018

Kelsheimer, Ferkovic join forces at Medic Management

A look at the approach Jerry Kelsheimer and Tom Ferkovic used to negotiate the purchase of Medic Management Group, and what’s next for the business....

By Mark Scott

October 19, 2018

Chas Withers: Build a strong, consistent narrative for your deal

The Dix & Eaton CEO talks about how to tell a consistent narrative that ties together everyone's interests and conveys the value being created....

By Mark Scott

August 17, 2018

Align Capital shepherds ISA + ABCO merger

ACP and ISA will continue to seek regional fire and life safety service providers across the U.S. to continue to build the platform....

By Adam Burroughs

July 6, 2018

Len Pagon Jr.

Len Pagon talks about how he recovered and got a deal done to sell Brulant to Rosetta and the many twists and turns that come with being a successful dealmaker....

By Mark Scott

June 22, 2018

SCA continues growth with two new deals

Sweeping Corp. of America has acquired USA Services of Florida and Hy-Tech Property Services....

By Adam Burroughs

May 11, 2018

Traxium brings Newhouse Printing into the fold

John Carpenter, former president of Newhouse Printing, has transitioned to the role of executive VP of business development at Traxium....

By Adam Burroughs

March 29, 2018

INSIGHT2PROFIT gets investment from DFW Capital

INSIGHT2PROFIT has grown by pairing its data-driven DRIVE technology and subject matter expertise to deliver measurable profit improvement through pricing and profit strategies....

By Adam Burroughs

March 29, 2018

Meritech’s Mary Ann Bednar

Fresh off the acquisition of a competitor, Meritech's Mary Ann Bednar and Ken Vanden Haute talk about the importance of patience in dealmaking and the value of securing market share in a competitive business environment....

By Mark Scott

March 23, 2018

Riverside adds on to Area Wide Protective

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based Safety First Consulting is AWP’s first Canadian and international addition....

By Adam Burroughs

March 9, 2018

BrownFlynn Ltd. acquired by London's ERM

ERM said the BrownFlynn acquisition strengthens its U.S. presence to a global capability....

By Adam Burroughs

January 12, 2018

MC Sign sold to Bahrain’s Arcapita

The total transaction value is more than $100 million....

By Mark Scott

January 5, 2018

Cohen & Co. fills a void

A look at how Cohen's acquisition of Arthur Bell brings the firm closer to being a $100 million business, strengthens its position in the fund manager market and opens the door to future growth in the space....

By Mark Scott

December 8, 2017

Greg Muzzillo: Time makes sellers realistic

The Proforma founder shares his experience negotiating with sellers and the risk of veering away from your area of expertise in business....

By Mark Scott

November 22, 2017

Aaron Grossman: Study the data and match the core values

Aaron Grossman talks about how he looks at acquisition targets and why you can't neglect your core business....

By Mark Scott