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September 18, 2020

Deb May on letting go of her family business, Wholesale Supplies Plus

Deb May, founder and now-retired owner of Wholesale Supplies Plus, sold her business last year and stepped away from the company. She talks about her preparation and the difficulty of letting go....

By Adam Burroughs

September 16, 2020

Thoma Bravo completes acquisition of Foundation Software

Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo has completed its acquisition of Foundation Software....

By Adam Burroughs

September 16, 2020

The Riverside Co. makes three investments

The Riverside Co. has invested in Germany-based Evint, Life Sciences Training Institute and has provided Black Rock Coffee Holdings a senior secured lending facility....

By Adam Burroughs

September 15, 2020

Mpac Group plc acquires Switchback Group

Mpac Group plc, has acquired the entire issued share capital of Switchback Group Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

September 15, 2020

Shiloh Enters Into Stalking Horse Deal For Sale, Files Chapter 11

Shiloh Industries Inc. has entered into a stalking horse stock and asset purchase agreement with Grouper Holdings LLC....

By Adam Burroughs

September 14, 2020

Team Wendy set to be acquired by Avon Rubber for $130M

At the close of the transaction, Team Wendy will operate as a subsidiary of Avon from the company's current headquarters in Cleveland....

By Adam Burroughs

September 14, 2020

NovAccess Global Acquires StemVax Therapeutics from Innovest Global

The transaction structure features the issuance of 7.5 million common restricted shares of NovAccess Global stock to Innovest Global as consideration....

By Adam Burroughs

September 14, 2020

Corrective Eye Center acquired by EyeCare Partners

Corrective Eye Center, an ophthalmology group based inNortheast Ohio, has been acquired by EyeCare Partners....

By Adam Burroughs

August 14, 2020

Chrissy Wostmann Talks New Partners, Next Stages For n2y

Chrissy Wostmann talks about the transition to a new majority private equity sponsor, the vetting process, and gives her take on M&A opportunities in today’s market....

By Adam Burroughs

August 13, 2020

WRL buys Keystroke Media

WRL Advertising LLC, a marketing and design firm, has purchased local web development company, Keystroke Media Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

August 13, 2020

Ace Products & Consulting acquires Geoanalytical Inc.

By acquiring GEOAnalytical, ACE Products & Consulting expands its services into a new market, while growing its current offering within the rubber and silicone market....

By Adam Burroughs

August 13, 2020

Align Capital Partners acquires Electronic Transaction Consultants

The partnership with ACP is expected to help grow ETC's existing portfolio and help the company expand into adjacent markets....

By Adam Burroughs

August 11, 2020

Marsh Industries acquired by PolyVision

Marsh Industries will operate as an independent brand and continue to focus on board manufacturing for their existing product lines....

By Adam Burroughs

August 11, 2020

Pipeline Packaging Acquires Houston Based HAZMATPAC, Inc.

Pipeline Packaging, a distributor of rigid industrial containers, has acquired HAZMATPAC Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of packaging containers for the transport of hazardous materials....

By Adam Burroughs

August 10, 2020

Thoma Bravo acquires Foundation Software

As part of the transaction, Founder & CEO Fred Ode will maintain a minority ownership in the company....

By Adam Burroughs

August 10, 2020

Adcon Engineering acquired by ACD

The acquisition is said to offer tremendous synergies between the companies and a strong product portfolio for continued growth in the Ohio market....

By Adam Burroughs

August 6, 2020

MRI Software Buys MacMunnis

Solon-based MRI Software has acquired Chicago-based MacMunnis Inc., a provider of lease administration solutions to  businesses managing complex lease portfolios....

By Michael Marzec

August 3, 2020

7-Eleven set to acquire Speedway

As part of the agreement, 7-Eleven will acquire approximately 3,900 Speedway stores located in 35 states, for $21 billion in cash....

By Adam Burroughs

July 30, 2020

Bravo Wellness CEO Jim Pshock on his unexpected deal with Medical Mutual

Bravo Wellness founder and CEO Jim Pshock talks about how his company prepared for a surprise deal with Medical Mutual....

By Adam Burroughs

July 29, 2020

The Riverside Co. invests in GSB & Associates Inc.

The Riverside Co. has invested in GSB & Associates, Inc., a flavor house specializing in custom flavor development....

By Adam Burroughs

July 28, 2020

Modern Hire, with The Riverside Co. support, acquires Sonru

Sonru, a provider of automated video interviewing technology, has been acquired by Modern Hire, with financial support from The Riverside Co....

By Adam Burroughs

July 28, 2020

Buckley King acquires Altick & Corwin

The merger adds to Buckley King's Ohio footprint and brings expanded practice areas including public-sector/municipal law, a military-focused family law practice, and a niche practice in identification and asset protection for Mega Millions and Ohio Lottery winners....

By Adam Burroughs

July 27, 2020

RVI sells Lowe’s - Newnan Crossing

Retail Value Inc. closed on the sale of the Lowe’s at Newnan Crossing for $15.6 million....

By Adam Burroughs

July 27, 2020

Madison Electric Products acquired by Southwire

Southwire has acquired Madison Electric Products LLC of Solon, Ohio – a manufacturer of high-quality electrical components and accessories....

By Adam Burroughs

July 23, 2020

Harrington Industrial Plastics acquires Aetna Plastics

Harrington Industrial Plastics has completed its acquisition of Aetna Plastics, in partnership with Aetna management....

By Adam Burroughs

July 16, 2020

Saucy Brew Works Raises Capital Through Crowdfunding

The Cleveland-based production brewery and brewpub in Ohio City has raised more than $250,000 of an intended $1.07 million through crowdfunding site StartEngine....

By Michael Marzec

July 15, 2020

Aatru Medical Closes Series C Round Financing

Aatru Medical Inc., a Cleveland-based medtech company, completed a Series C financing round for an undisclosed amount with private investors....

By Michael Marzec

July 15, 2020

Indago Raises More Capital

Indago, a Cleveland-based medical device startup, raised $670,000 of new funding in the form of convertible debt from undisclosed investors....

By Michael Marzec

July 14, 2020

Peak Rock Capital Sells ProFusion Industries To Management Group

Peak Rock Capital has sold ProFusion Industries to an investor group led by the company's management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

By Michael Marzec

July 13, 2020

Sweden's Sandvik acquires Allied Construction

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is buying Cleveland-based Allied Construction Products LLC, a distributor of hydraulic hammers to the construction and mining industries and manufacturer of compactor plates and mounting brackets. Terms were not disclosed....

By Michael Marzec

July 9, 2020

Truist’s Jim Geuther says plan for the future despite the uncertainty

Truist's Jim Geuther explores the importance of adaptability in a time of disruption and uncertainty....

By Adam Burroughs

July 8, 2020

CBIZ Acquires Prince-Wood Insurance

CBIZ Inc. has acquired property and casualty insurance agency Prince-Wood Insurance L.L.C....

By Adam Burroughs

July 8, 2020

Snip Internet Acquires Rocket Fiber Residential Internet Services

Snip Internet's acquisition of Rocket Fiber LLC, from Everstream serves as an initial expansion for Snip as they open in additional markets throughout the Midwest in the coming months....

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2020

Sequoia Financial Group gets strategic investment from Kudu Investment Management

Sequoia Financial Group LLC gets a strategic investment from Kudu Investment Management, LLC, an independent provider of long-term capital solutions to asset and wealth managers. Financial terms were not disclosed....

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2020

Resilience Capital Partners Portfolio Company CR Brands Sells Laundry Brands

Resilience Capital Partners' portfolio company CR Brands Inc. has completed the sale of its Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator and Dryel “at home dry cleaning” product lines to Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

July 3, 2020

Paceline Equity Partners Buys R.E.L.A.M.

Dallas-based PE firm Paceline Equity Partners has acquired Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance Inc., a Northfield-based lessor of railroad maintenance-of-way equipment, along with two affiliated companies....

By MIchael Marzec

July 2, 2020

Cyprium Partners’ Michael Conaton: Get Ready For EBITDAC

Cyprium Partners co-founder MIchael Conaton discusses where he thinks investors will look when they begin scrutinizing deals as the economy starts to recover and the rise of EBIDTA before COVID....

By Adam Burroughs and Mark Scott

July 1, 2020

PolyOne completes Clariant Masterbatch acquisition

PolyOne Corp. has completed its purchase of the color masterbatch businesses of Clariant and Clariant Chemicals India Ltd. PolyOne has also changed its name to Avient....

By Adam Burroughs

July 1, 2020

Portfolio Completes Purchase Of NAE/NWAN

National Automotive Experts/NWAN has completed its sale to California-based Portfolio. The deal brings together two leading companies in the finance and insurance products market for the automotive industry....

By Michael Marzec

June 30, 2020

RVI sells Big Oaks Crossing shopping mall

Retail Value Inc. has sold Big Oaks Crossing in Tupelo, Mississippi, for $21 million....

By Adam Burroughs

June 25, 2020

Cyprium Partners makes non-control investment in Chief Enterprises Holding

Cyprium Investment Partners has completed a new preferred equity and subordinated debt investment in Chief Enterprises Holding LLC...

By Adam Burroughs

June 23, 2020

OverDrive to buy RBmedia assets

OverDrive, a Cleveland-based digital reading platform for libraries and schools, is acquiring the assets of RBmedia’s library business, including the RBdigital platform in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia....

By Jayne Gest

June 19, 2020

Bravo Wellness Acquires PUSH Wellness

Cleveland-based Bravo Wellness has acquired Chicago-based PUSH Wellness. The companies both provide personalized, progress-based health improvement goals that materially reward each program participant....

By Michael Marzec

June 19, 2020

All Pro Freight’s Chris Haas: Finding opportunities in the uncertainties

In an economy that’s going up and down, those uncertainties are what makes the commercial real estate business thrive, says Chris Haas, founder, president and CEO of All Pro Freight Systems Inc....

By Mark Scott and Jayne Gest

June 19, 2020

Group Management Services buys Corporate Business Solutions

Richfield, Ohio-based Group Management Services Inc. has acquired Corporate Business Solutions, a Georgia human resources outsourcing provider. The transaction will further extend GMS’ client base outside of Ohio and increase its presence in the Southeast....

By Jayne Gest

June 17, 2020

Champion ONE merges with Approved Networks

Champion ONE, a Cleveland-headquartered designer, marketer and supplier of optical networking components worldwide, has merged with Orange County, California’s Approved Networks and its affiliate, U.S. Critical....

By Jayne Gest

June 10, 2020

Chemtron buys Vexor Technology

Avon-headquartered Chemtron Corp., a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries LLC, has acquired Vexor Technology LLC, a regional provider of non-hazardous waste processing services and alternative energy solutions located in Medina....

By Jayne Gest

June 9, 2020

NY-Based KKR Completes Deal To Buy OverDrive

OverDrive, a digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the completion of its acquisition by KKR, a New York-based global investment firm. In December 2019, KKR announced that it had agreed to acquire OverDrive from Rakuten....

By SBN Staff

June 8, 2020

Materion Agrees To Buy Optics Balzers In $160M Deal

With this acquisition, Materion intends to further accelerate its transformation into a global advanced materials solutions provider and significantly expand its geographic reach, extending beyond its core of North America to include Europe and Asia....

By SBN Staff

June 8, 2020

MRI Completes Deal To Buy UK-Based Castleton Technology

MRI’s acquisition of Castleton, along with that of Orchard Information Systems in March, extends its offering in the social housing market in the UK, Ireland and Australia. The combination is intended to boost MRI’s ability to empower social housing providers to adopt digital innovations and customer-centric technologies, while accelerating the development of cloud-based solutions for the sector....

By SBN Staff