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February 20, 2020

Compass Self Storage Buys Eustis, Florida Location

This transaction marks the 23rd Compass Self Storage location in Florida and the 92nd location nationwide....

By Mark Scott

February 20, 2020

MRI Software’s John Ensign: Strong Outlook For M&A — If The Deals Meet The Right Criteria

Investing in the right acquisition — rather than just making the first deal that comes along — will be critical to surviving, and even thriving, in a downturn, says MRI Software’s John Ensign....

By John Ensign

February 20, 2020

Signet’s Anthony Manna: U.S. Deal Activity Remains Steady As China Responds To Coronavirus

As the Chinese government continues to grapple with the impact of the coronavirus within its borders, the disease’s impact on the U.S. economy has been negligible....

By Mark Scott

February 19, 2020

Eaton, Abunayyan Holding Form Joint Venture

The joint venture is expected to do business as Eaton Arabia and have locations in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates....

By Mark Scott

February 19, 2020

Align Capital Partners Closes Fund At $450M Hard Cap

With the closing of ACP II, Align Capital Partners has raised more than $775 million since the firm’s founding in 2016....

By Mark Scott

February 19, 2020

Retail Value Closes $60M Sale Of Hamilton Commons

Net proceeds equal to 105% of the property’s allocated loan amount were used to repay mortgage debt associated with RVI with the remaining proceeds retained as cash....

By Mark Scott

February 18, 2020

Leppo Rents Buys Valco Equipment

Valco Equipment has been providing sales, rentals, parts and service to its customers in Akron, Canton, Cleveland and nationwide since 1987. Equipment lines include JLG, Genie, SkyTrak, Lull, Skyjack, Pettibone, Gehl and Manitou....

By Mark Scott

February 14, 2020

Investing in Ohio’s medical marijuana industry

The cannabis space is an interesting investment opportunity that comes with a variety of risks, but as Ohio’s medical marijuana cultivators and dispensaries slowly gain ground, the nascent industry should pick speed in 2020....

By Jayne Gest

February 13, 2020

Kurtz Bros. Buys Landmark Lawn and Garden Supply’s Strongsville Store

Under the new ownership, the Strongsville store will change its name to Kurtz Bros. Inc. The transaction does not include the Landmark Lawn and Garden Supply store in Avon....

By Mark Scott

February 12, 2020

Gridiron Capital Completes Sale Of Dent Wizard To Dealer Tire

Gridiron is making a significant new investment in the combined platform alongside the majority shareholder, Bain Capital, the Mueller family and the management team....

By Mark Scott

February 12, 2020

ACP-Backed E Source Buys TROVE Predictive Data Science

ACP acquired E Source in June 2019 and last week announced the company’s acquisition of UtiliWorks Consulting. Both companies will be united under the E Source brand in the months ahead....

By Mark Scott

February 12, 2020

Marcum’s Gregory J. Skoda: Before You Sell, Examine The Deal From Every Angle

When Gregory J. Skoda finalized a deal for Skoda Minotti to become part of New York-based Marcum LLP, it was part of a growth strategy, not a path to exit the business he launched in 2001....

By Mark Scott

February 10, 2020

ACP-Backed Alliance Source Testing Makes Fourth Add-On Acquisition

Align Capital Partners-backed Alliance Source Testing LLC has acquired METCO Environmental from TestAmerica, a subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific....

By Mark Scott

February 10, 2020

EmployStream Closes $7M Series B Funding Round

EmployStream will use the capital to expand product development, increase its footprint in the staffing industry and drive innovation of ideas inspired by its rapidly growing customer base....

By Mark Scott

February 7, 2020

MedPilot Raises Additional $1.5M In Funding

Investors in this latest round include JumpStart, Jon Pinney, North Coast Angel Fund, Valley Growth Ventures, Wavemaker Partners and Hudson River Capital Partners....

By Mark Scott

February 6, 2020

Sherwin-Williams To Build New Global HQ In Downtown Cleveland

Preliminary plans call for Sherwin-Williams to invest a minimum of $600 million to build new HQ, as well as a new R&D Center in Brecksville....

By Mark Scott

February 6, 2020

Align Capital Partners-Backed E Source Buys UtiliWorks

ACP acquired E Source in June 2019 and UtiliWorks marks the platform’s second add-on acquisition....

By Mark Scott

February 5, 2020

Hyland Buys Learning Machine

Learning Machine is considered a pioneer in leveraging blockchain technology to authenticate documents and content....

By Mark Scott

February 5, 2020

MPE Partners Announces Recap Of Wisconsin-Based Teel Plastics

Teel has been owned by the Smith family for over 20 years and was seeking a partner to help the Teel team capitalize on the significant growth opportunities that are currently available to the company....

By Mark Scott

February 5, 2020

CBIZ Snags Alliance Insurance Services, Pension Dynamics Co.

Alliance Insurance Services is based in Washington D.C. while Pension Dynamics is headquartered in Pleasant Hill, California....

By Mark Scott

February 5, 2020

Michael Feuer: Buy It, Build It, Or Forget It?

It’s not how big you make it, it’s how you make it big, says Michael Feuer...

By Michael Feuer

February 4, 2020

Hylant’s Kim Riley: Dealmaking Provides Opportunity To Those Willing To Put In The Work

Relationship-building is a big part of Kim Riley’s M&A strategy at Hylant Cleveland....

By Mark Scott

February 4, 2020

BioMotiv, Bristol-Myers Squibb Launch Anteros Pharmaceuticals

This is the first company BioMotiv and Bristol-Myers Squibb have launched since executing their strategic partnership agreement, as previously announced in September 2019....

By Mark Scott

February 4, 2020

Riverside Locks In Latest Investment

The value-based private equity arm of The Riverside Co. has led an investment in LMG Holdings Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices used to help prevent drunk driving....

By Mark Scott

February 4, 2020

Incline invests in BFG Supply

Incline Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm, has acquired BFG Supply, a Burton, Ohio, provider of third-party and proprietary branded products to the lawn and garden industry....

By Jayne Gest

February 3, 2020

Everstream Completes Purchase Of Indy-Based Fiber Network

The purchase is part of Everstream’s strategy to provide reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity to enterprises in the Indianapolis metro area and throughout the Midwest....

By Mark Scott

February 3, 2020

Eaton Agrees To Buy Virginia-Based Power Distribution Inc.

The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and had 2019 sales of $125 million....

By Mark Scott

January 29, 2020

Everstream plans to invest more than $250 million in buildout of its fiber network in 2020

The company also plans to pursue strategic acquisition and partnership opportunities, as well as enter five new Midwest markets....

By Mark Scott

January 28, 2020

Dealmaking Is A Way Of Life For Ken Ganley, Bob Serpentini

Bob Serpentini and Ken Ganley are always ready to make a deal, and their recent acquisition of three Pat O’Brien Chevrolet dealerships is a perfect example of the duo’s go-big-or-go-home mentality....

By Mark Scott

January 28, 2020

BGL Sells Huckestein Mechanical To Service Logic

Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. has sold Huckestein Mechanical Services Inc. to Service Logic, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus....

By Mark Scott

January 27, 2020

SCA Sweeping buys Contract Sweepers

Cleveland-headquartered SCA Sweeping Corporation of America, the largest self-performing power sweeping company in the U.S., has acquired Columbus-based Contract Sweepers & Equipment Co....

By Jayne Gest

January 23, 2020

Seeley Law Office Merges Into Buckley King

The deal is expected to provide Seeley’s client base with a broader range of legal services, as well as enhance Buckley King’s service offerings to clients....

By Mark Scott

January 23, 2020

Ken Marblestone: Maintaining Momentum Is An Important Part Of Closing The Deal

Don’t let a poorly conceived and executed deal process get in the way of your personal and business objectives, says Ken Marblestone....

By Ken Marblestone

January 23, 2020

Victory Capital’s David C. Brown: Each Day Is A New Challenge, A New Opportunity To Make A Deal

If you’re not buying, and you’re not selling, you’re thinking about it and evaluating potential opportunities, says Victory Capital’s David C. Brown....

By Mark Scott

January 22, 2020

BGL Sells Texas Medical Office Building

Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. announced the real estate sale of the Musculoskeletal Institute of Tyler, consisting of approximately 68,952 total rentable square feet....

By Mark Scott

January 21, 2020

Toro Co. Buys Orrville-Based Venture Products

Ventrac is a manufacturer of articulating turf, landscape, and snow and ice management equipment for the grounds, landscape contractor, golf, municipal and rural acreage markets....

By Mark Scott

January 21, 2020

Eaton Agrees To Sell Hydraulics Business For $3.3B

The business had sales of $2.2 billion in 2019 and employs approximately 11,000 people. Eaton is retaining the filtration and golf grip businesses currently reported in the company’s hydraulics segment....

By Mark Scott

January 20, 2020

LJB Buys Eastlake-Based GGJ

GGJ provides professional landscape architecture, planning, civil and environmental engineering, water resources, surveying, and construction inspection services, primarily for municipalities and other public entities....

By Mark Scott

January 20, 2020

Direct Travel Buys Cleveland-Based Professional Travel

Founded in 1963, Professional Travel employs more than 175 employees with total combined sales of $448 million and represents Direct Travel’s largest acquisition in the U.S. to date....

By Mark Scott

January 20, 2020

First Federal Bank, Home Savings Bank Merger Gets Fed Approval

The transaction was announced on September 9, 2019, and is expected to close on Jan. 31, pending the satisfaction of all closing considerations....

By Mark Scott

January 16, 2020

John Ziss Jr.: Are You Ready To Make A Deal?

Dealmaking readiness is an important part of M&A strategy, says Kurtz Bros. Inc.'s John Ziss Jr....

By Mark Scott

January 16, 2020

Middle-Market Transactions Gain Efficiency, PE Sponsors Find New Ways To Build Value

PE sponsors have gotten better, perhaps even good, at owning businesses, and this trend should continue into the next decade, says Blue Point Capital Partners' Jim Marra....

By Jim Marra

January 16, 2020

Serpentini, Ganley Partner To Buy Three Pat O'Brien Dealerships

Bob Serpentini, in conjunction with partner Ken Ganley, has acquired three Pat O’Brien Chevrolet dealerships in Medina, Westlake and Willoughby. The deal, effective immediately, creates the largest Chevrolet dealership group in Ohio and one of the largest in the country....

By Mark Scott

January 15, 2020

GA Investment joins Stratos Wealth Advisors

Stratos Wealth Advisors, a Stratos Wealth Network company, has added Pittsburgh-based GA Investment Management, with committed assets of $400 million, to its network of independent financial advisers. Stratos is headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio....

By Jayne Gest

January 15, 2020

Retail Value Inc. Sells Georgia Shopping Parcel In $11.6M Deal

Net proceeds were used to repay mortgage debt associated with RVI....

By Mark Scott

January 15, 2020

MRI Software Gets Investment From Harvest Partners

Harvest Partners joins existing investors TA Associates and GI Partners as institutional shareholders in MRI. At the same time, TA Associates is also making a significant new investment in the business....

By Mark Scott

January 15, 2020

European Commission Conditionally Approves Synthomer Deal To Buy OMNOVA

Beachwood-based OMNOVA continues to expect the acquisition to be completed in early 2020....

By Mark Scott

January 15, 2020

May River Capital Buys NSL Analytical Services

Under the leadership of Larry Somrack, NSL has grown to approximately 75 employees serving over 1,700 customers globally from two locations in Warrensville Heights, Ohio....

By Mark Scott

January 14, 2020

BGL Sells EPS Of Vermont to Miller Environmental Group

MEG is owned by GenNx360 Capital Partners, a New York City–based private equity firm focused on acquiring middle-market business services and industrial companies....

By Mark Scott

January 14, 2020

Weinberg Capital Completes Exit Of AeroRepair

During Weinberg Capital's ownership, AeroRepair grew from a single facility located in New Hampshire to the largest independent wheel and brake maintenance, repair and overhaul platform in North America....

By Mark Scott