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September 30, 2022

Economic Uncertainty And Its Impact On Deal Readiness

Vytalize Health's Kevin Murphy, Vitalxchange's Charu Ramanathan, Gibson Machinery's Lee Gibson, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP's Brandi Weekley and MelCap Partners' Al Melchiorre on economic uncertainty and its impact on deal readiness. ...

By Adam Burroughs

September 28, 2022

Choice Financial Group Acquires Schlather Insurance Agency

Choice Financial Group has acquired Ohio-based Schlather Insurance Agency, Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

September 28, 2022

Transcat Acquires e2b Calibration

Transcat, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of e2b Calibration. The purchase price of this transaction was $3.15 million and was also paid in cash....

By Adam Burroughs

September 27, 2022

MAI Capital Management Acquires Prime Investment Advisors

The addition of Prime will expand MAI’s presence in Maryland and widen its Mid-Atlantic footprint, while adding significant talent and industry experience to its lineup....

By Adam Burroughs

September 26, 2022

The Riverside Company Invests In Commonwealth Heritage Group Inc.

The Riverside Company, a global private investor focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has invested in Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc., a Michigan-based cultural resource management consulting firm....

By Adam Burroughs

September 23, 2022

Stewart Kohl on missed opportunities

The Riverside Co. Co-CEO Stewart Kohl on what he learned from his first job, how mentorship has impacted his career, successes, lessons learned, work/life balance, and giving back. ...

By Adam Burroughs

September 22, 2022

Champ Titles Gets $12M+ in Series B Funding

Champ Titles, the leader in bringing advanced title and registration capabilities to DMVs, automotive retailers, and insurance carriers across the U.S., has closed a $12.9 million Series B investment. ...

By Adam Burroughs

September 20, 2022

Husqvarna Expands Investment in Robin Autopilot

Husqvarna, a world leading manufacturer of innovative forest, park and outdoor power equipment products, has significantly expanded its position in Robin Autopilot, pioneer in robotic mowing service and parent company of Mowbot, a leading robotic lawn care service provider....

By Adam Burroughs

September 20, 2022

Society Brands Acquires Three

Society Brands, an e-commerce aggregator built for and by founders, has acquired three additional brands, Capsule Supplies, Yankee Toy Box and Barnesmith, as it accelerates expansion of its portfolio of consumer products companies. ...

By Adam Burroughs

September 19, 2022

Parker Completes Sale of Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division to Kaman

Parker-Hannifin Corporation has completed its previously announced transaction to sell its Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division, located in Avon, Ohio, in the United States, to Kaman Corporation....

By Adam Burroughs

September 15, 2022

Deal Pulse: The Economic Impact of a Manufacturing Resurgence

In his latest Deal Pulse report, Mike Kostandaras of MelCap Partners assesses the current M&A market, including a discussion of recent deals, a puts a spotlight on domestic manufacturing. ...

By Mike Kostandaras

September 13, 2022

Parker-Hannifin Completes Acquisition of Meggitt PLC

Parker-Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has completed its acquisition of Meggitt PLC for approximately £6.3 billion....

By Adam Burroughs

September 13, 2022

The Riverside Company Invests In siffron

The Riverside Company, in partnership with Blue Point Capital Partners, has invested in siffron, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of merchandising display and loss prevention solutions for leading supermarket, drug, discount and mass retailers....

By Adam Burroughs

September 9, 2022

Accelerating growth through private equity

Schill Grounds Management's Jerry Schill on the company's deal with Argonne and how it will help accelerate the business's growth....

By Adam Burroughs

September 8, 2022

Westfield Buys Lloyd’s of London Syndicate 1200 from Argo Group

Successfully executing on its Specialty Insurance expansion strategy, Westfield is entering into the international specialty market via the purchase of Lloyd’s of London Syndicate 1200 from Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd....

By Adam Burroughs

September 8, 2022

The Riverside Company Invests In Assisted Living Locators

The Riverside Company, a global private investor focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has invested in Assisted Living Locators, a franchisor of senior living advisory and placement services....

By Adam Burroughs

September 7, 2022

Starfish Partners Acquires Direct Recruiters Inc.

Starfish Partners, an international investment and ownership platform for niched professional and mid-to-upper management search specialists, has acquired Direct Recruiters Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

September 6, 2022

Timken to Acquire GGB Bearing Technology

The Timken Company has reached an agreement to acquire GGB Bearing Technology, a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB). ...

By Adam Burroughs

September 6, 2022

Sasco River Center Joins ARC Health

ARC Health, a Thurston Group portfolio company, has acquired Sasco River Center, a premier mental health group with three locations in Fairfield County, CT....

By Adam Burroughs

September 2, 2022

Planning for you and your business's next step

TalentLaunch's Aaron Grossman, Leiden Cabinet Company's Tom Leiden and CM Wealth Advisors Paul Bodnar and Douglas McCreery, spoke at the Cleveland Smart Business Dealmakers Conference about what liquidity events mean for owners and entrepreneurs and their businesses, and what to expect next....

By Adam Burroughs

September 1, 2022

Avient Completes DSM Protective Materials Acquisition

Avient Corporation, a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, has completed its purchase of the protective materials business of DSM (including the Dyneema® brand), which will now be called Avient Protective Materials and reported within the company's Specialty Engineered Materials segment....

By Adam Burroughs

August 31, 2022

Blue Point acquires Water Lilies Food

Blue Point Capital Partners has acquired Water Lilies Food, a manufacturer and distributor of premium frozen Asian-inspired cuisine for major retail private label and foodservice customers nationwide....

By Adam Burroughs

August 30, 2022

Water Heater Hub Acquires The Backyard Zone

Water Heater Hub, the online platform, has acquired The Backyard Zone, and is now set to offer crucial information about home comfort and appliances to a larger audience....

By Adam Burroughs

August 30, 2022

Society Brands Acquires Power Theory

Society Brands, an ecommerce aggregator built for and by founders, has acquired Power Theory, a leading global brand in the screen protector market, as it aggressively expands its portfolio within the consumer electronics space....

By Adam Burroughs

August 26, 2022

Pushing through the noes

Immaculate Cleaning Founder and President James Barnes on his entrepreneurial journey and the importance of pushing through the noes to get to the all-important yeses....

By Adam Burroughs

August 25, 2022

The Riverside Company Invests In Meridian Flavors Inc

The Riverside Company, a global private investor focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has invested in Meridian Flavors Inc., a manufacturer of sweet flavors for bakery, cereal, beverage and other product categories. ...

By Adam Burroughs

August 24, 2022

New State Capital Acquires AFIMAC Global Inc.

New State Capital Partners has acquired AFIMAC Global Inc., a leading provider of specialty business continuity solutions, including staffing, security, and logistics, as a carve-out from its parent company Dalton First Financial Inc. Joe Schollaert will continue to serve as AFIMAC's President and Chief Executive Officer. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed....

By Adam Burroughs

August 19, 2022

Deal Pulse: M&A in a Virtual World

In July 2022, the Northeast Ohio M&A market demonstrated more resilience than the broader domestic market, as deal volume in July 2022 increased by 13.8 percent relative to July 2021. However, for the seven months ended July 2022, Northeast Ohio deal volume was 10.1 percent lower than the prior year. ...

By Matt Figas

August 17, 2022

ARC Health Acquires Southeast Psych

ARC Health, a Thurston Group portfolio company, has acquired Southeast Psych, a premier mental health provider group with two locations in Charlotte, NC, and one in Nashville, TN....

By Adam Burroughs

August 16, 2022

All Star Auto Lights Acquires Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions

All Star Auto Lights, a specialty distributor of alternative automotive parts and a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital, has acquired Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions, a leading supplier of new and refurbished original equipment manufacturer steel and alloy wheels for the automotive aftermarket. ...

By Adam Burroughs

August 16, 2022

Peak Rock Capital Affiliate Completes Acquisition Of The Tranzonic Companies

An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle-market private investment firm, has completed an acquisition of The Tranzonic Companies, in partnership with the Company's management team....

By Adam Burroughs

August 12, 2022

Avient To Divest Distribution Business to H.I.G. Capital for $950M

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading global provider of sustainable and specialized material solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital for $950 million in cash, subject to regulatory approval....

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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 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