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March 31, 2021

Tami Longaberger on being on the other side of the investing table

Tami Longaberger talks about her time as an operator informs her approach as an investor, what she’s seeing in the secure data ecosystem space, and the future of the Longaberger Co. brand....

By Adam Burroughs

March 25, 2021

Huntington, TCF Shareholders Approve Merger

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated and TCF Financial Corporation have approved the proposed merger of TCF into Huntington....

By Adam Burroughs

March 24, 2021

Discount Drainage Supplies Acquired By Winsupply

Winsupply Inc. has completed the purchase of Discount Drainage Supplies, a waterworks distributor with three locations in Ohio....

By Adam Burroughs

March 17, 2021

Riverside Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell ARCOS

The Riverside Company has signed a definitive agreement with Vista Equity Partners (Vista) to sell ARCOS....

By Adam Burroughs

March 16, 2021

IGS Energy Acquires JadeTrack

IGS Energy has acquired Columbus-based JadeTrack, a software provider that helps businesses manage energy usage and improve sustainability program performance....

By Adam Burroughs

March 5, 2021

For Bill Lee, approachability is key when investing

Bill Lee, serial entrepreneur and investor, on what he’s learned over his years of buying, selling and investing....

By Adam Burroughs

March 2, 2021

CompManagement and CareWorks Comp in Ohio merge to become Sedgwick

Sedgwick, a provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced that Ohio-based CompManagement and CareWorks Comp have merged and become Sedgwick....

By Adam Burroughs

March 2, 2021

Beam Dental Raises $80M Series E Round

Beam Dental, a Columbus, a digital-first dental insurer, has raised $80 millin in Series E funding....

By Adam Burroughs

February 25, 2021

Stewart Information Services Corp. Acquires Signature Closers

Stewart Information Services Corporation has acquired Signature Closers, LLC...

By Adam Burroughs

February 22, 2021

eFuse raises $6M from investors

Esports social media startup eFuse has raised $6m in post-seed capital funding...

By Adam Burroughs

February 16, 2021

American Family Insurance Wraps Up Bold Penguin Acquisition

American Family Insurance has closed its acquisition of digital exchange Bold Penguin...

By Adam Burroughs

February 5, 2021

Pam Springer warns against “generals” when investing

Serial entrepreneur and investor Pam Springer on how to be an effective investor....

By Adam Burroughs

February 1, 2021

Worthington Industries Acquires General Tools & Instruments Co.

Worthington Industries, Inc. is set to acquire General Tools & Instruments Company LLC, a provider of over 1,200 specialized tools....

By Adam Burroughs

January 25, 2021

Rocky Brands To Buy Honeywell Lifestyle And Performance Footwear Business

Honeywell has signed an agreement to sell its performance and lifestyle footwear business to Rocky Brands for approximately $230 million....

By Adam Burroughs

January 22, 2021

GigCapital2 Raises $285M For Business Combination With UpHealth Holdings and Cloudbreak Health

GigCapital2, Inc. has raised $285 million for its business combinations with UpHealth Holdings, Inc. and Cloudbreak....

By Adam Burroughs

January 8, 2021

Dealmaker Conversations: Hugh Cathey

ChromoCare CEO Hugh Cathey shares his insights on the M&A market and his outlook for future dealmaking....

By Adam Burroughs

January 8, 2021

CareDx To Acquire TransChart

CareDx Inc. has agreed to acquire OSU spinout TransChart, a Columbus-based provider of electronic health record software supporting the needs of US transplant centers....

By Adam Burroughs

January 8, 2021

EverCommerce Acquires Updox

EverCommerce has completed the acquisition of Updox, a health care communication platform for in-person and virtual care....

By Adam Burroughs

January 5, 2021

A-1 Preferred Sources Acquires On The Mark Services

A-1 Preferred Sources has acquired On The Mark Services Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

December 11, 2020

Carlton D. Dean III on how the pandemic reshaped deal priorities

Carlton D. Dean III talks about how the pandemic has affected both the state of the market, and the state of his M&A thinking....

By Adam Burroughs

December 7, 2020

Basking Biosciences, Inc. Completes $5.4M Seed Financing

Basking Biosciences, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, announced an initial closing of a $5.4M Seed Series financing....

By Adam Burroughs

December 3, 2020

Olive Acquires Verata Health

Olive is set to acquire Verata Health, a health care AI company....

By Adam Burroughs

November 26, 2020

ascena retail group Signs Asset Purchase Agreement with Sycamore Partners, $540m deal includes Lane Bryant

ascena retail group, inc. and certain of its subsidiaries has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Premium Apparel LLC, an affiliate of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in consumer, retail and distribution investments, to sell ascena’s Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey brands....

By Adam Burroughs

November 23, 2020

GigCapital2 To Combine With UpHealth and Cloudbreak to Form Combined Company to List on the NYSE

GigCapital2, a Technology, Media and Telecom Private-to-Public Equity corporation, has entered into two separate definitive business combination agreements with each of UpHealth Holdings, Inc. and Cloudbreak Health, LLC, to form a combined entity....

By Adam Burroughs

October 30, 2020

Brock Leonti on the importance of intellectual capital

Perscribe FIT's Brock Leonti on what it’s like to be a startup during a pandemic, and how funders factor in to the company’s success during turbulent times....

By Adam Burroughs

October 28, 2020

Matic gets investment from Franklin Madison

Matic has received a strategic investment and partnership with Franklin Madison as part of it Series B funding round....

By Adam Burroughs

October 26, 2020

Credit Union of Ohio acquires First Choice Community Credit Union

First Choice Community Credit Union in Niles, Ohio, has agreed to merge into Credit Union of Ohio in Hillard....

By Adam Burroughs

October 2, 2020

Kassel Equity Group's Brett Motherwell on balancing dealmaking opportunity and risk

Kassel Equity Group Managing Partner Brett Motherwell talks dealmaking during the pandemic and the importance of careful deal structures to mitigate M&A risks....

By Adam Burroughs

September 30, 2020

Hilo Nutrition to be acquired by Highlander Partners

Highlander Partners, L.P., a middle-market private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas, has acquired Hilo Nutrition Inc....

By Adam Burroughs

September 29, 2020

Asset Strategies Group acquires Chute Gerdeman

Asset Strategies Group has acquired environmental design agency Chute Gerdeman....

By Adam Burroughs

September 28, 2020

ScriptDrop Raises $15M Series A

ScriptDrop received a $15 million Series A round led by the Ohio Innovation Fund....

By Adam Burroughs

August 7, 2020

Don’t overreact to short-term disruption, says COhatch CEO Matt Davis

COhatch CEO Matt Davis on his company's response to the pandemic and why long-term decisions shouldn’t be made in a crisis....

By Adam Burroughs

August 3, 2020

FocusCFO Raises Angel Funding

FocusCFO, a Columbus-based provider of CFO-level financial and management services for small and middle-market companies, recently raised $285,000 of convertible debt financing from undisclosed investors....

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

August 3, 2020

Kennedy Cottrell Richards and Rea & Associates set to merge

Rea & Associates Inc., a regional accounting and business consulting firm, is set to merge with Gahanna, Ohio-based firm, Kennedy Cottrell Richards....

By Adam Burroughs

July 30, 2020

Branch Secures $24 Million Series A

Branch, a technology-driven home and auto insurance company, has closed a $24 million Series A funding round co-led by Greycroft and HSCM Bermuda....

By Adam Burroughs

July 27, 2020

SMB Insurance Bought By Kernan Insurance Agency

Columbus-based online insurance agency SMB Insurance has been acquired by Kernan Insurance Agency of Powell. Terms were not disclosed....

By Michael Marzec

July 16, 2020

OPENonline Acquired By Universal Background Screening

Columbus-based OPENonline, a  provider of employment background checks and investigative services, has been acquired by Universal Background Screening of Scottsdale, Ariz. Terms were not disclosed.v...

By Michael Marzec

July 15, 2020

Thirty-One Gifts Gets Growth Capital From Kanbrick

Thirty-One Gifts founder Cindy Monroe has taken on a growth equity partner in Kanbrick, the investment firm led by former Waren Buffett deputy Tracy Britt Cool and Brian Humphrey. Terms were not disclosed.v...

By Michael Marzec

July 9, 2020

AB Bernstein’s Kara Lewis and Heather George on the seller fatigue factor

AB Bernstein's Kara Lewis and Heather George explores the seller mindset and how that might affect deal availability for buyers....

By Adam Burroughs

July 8, 2020

Popcom Crowdfunds $2.3M

PopCom, a Columbus-based smart vending and kiosk startup, has completed its second equity crowdfunding campaign....

By Adam Burroughs

July 7, 2020

Drive Capital contributes to Immuta's $40M funding round

Drive Capital is among the investors helping Boston-based Immuta, the automated data governance company,  secure $40 million in funding....

By Adam Burroughs

July 6, 2020

Bricker & Eckler acquires Ohio PACE, Energize Kentucky from The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

Law firm Bricker & Eckler LLP has acquired the Ohio PACE and Energize Kentucky commercial PACE programs from The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance....

By Adam Burroughs

June 22, 2020

Installed Building Products buys Nationwide Gutter

Installed Building Products Inc., a Columbus-based national installer of insulation and complementary building products, has acquired Nationwide Gutter LLC, which expands its presence to multifamily and commercial customers throughout Texas and surrounding states....

By Jayne Gest

June 12, 2020

ChromoCare’s Hugh Cathey: It’s time for careful, creative thinking

It's a challenging business environment right now, which calls for care and out-of-the-box thinking. Hugh Cathey discusses what he’s seeing in today’s market through the lens of both business owner and investor....

By Jayne Gest

June 10, 2020

Aware raises $2.2M in venture funding

Nullable Inc., dba Aware, recently raised $2.2 million in venture funding in the form of convertible debt from undisclosed investors, bring the Columbus company’s total funds raised to date to $11.1 million through five rounds, PitchBook reports....

By Jayne Gest

June 10, 2020

Nationwide invests in Planck

Nationwide recently made a venture capital investment in Planck, which has created an artificial intelligence-driven data platform for commercial insurance. The funding, which was part of a $16 million Series B round, comes from Nationwide’s $100 million venture capital investment fund....

By Jayne Gest

June 5, 2020

BroadStreet Partners raises $100M in mezzanine financing

Penfund, an independent provider of junior capital to North American middle market companies in Toronto, recently completed a $100 million second lien debt and equity co-investment in Columbus-headquartered BroadStreet Partners Inc....

By Jayne Gest

June 3, 2020

Performance Dealerships buys Bobby Layman Cadillac GMC

The Performance Columbus Family of Dealerships including Honda Marysville, Honda Marysville Motorsports, Toyota Direct and Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM (Georgesville & Delaware) has acquired Bobby Layman Cadillac GMC of Fairfield County, Ohio....

By Jayne Gest

June 3, 2020

Salon Lofts raises funds

Salon Lofts Group LLC, a Columbus-headquartered operator of a beauty parlor chain, recently received $1.06 million of development capital from undisclosed investors, according to PitchBook....

By Jayne Gest