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March 24, 2023

Capital As An Accelerant

RallyBright Founder and CEO John Estafanous on founding his first company and how that has informed building the second, what he learned selling that first business, his experience raising capital, and the importance of connecting with the right investors. ...

By Adam Burroughs

February 2, 2023

4M Building Solutions Buys Capital Services

St. Louis-based 4M Building Solutions has acquired Capital Services Inc., a family-owned commercial cleaning company serving Columbus. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

By Michael Marzec

October 6, 2020

American Court Services acquired by Averhealth

Averhealth, along with the support of Five Arrows Capital Partners, has acquired American Court Services....

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

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

March 4, 2020

Intellinetics Completes Equity And Debt Financing, Buys Graphic Sciences

Intellinetics Inc., a cloud-based document solutions provider, has closed an equity and debt private placement financing and raised a total of $5.5 million....

By Mark Scott

January 27, 2020

Moody’s to buy RDC

Moody’s will be acquiring RDC from Vista Equity Partners. Located in the greater Philadelphia area, RDC has been a part of the Vista portfolio since September of 2016....

By Adam Burroughs

January 17, 2020

Tammy Wolcott: Time kills deals, so move fast

W Squared co-founder Tammy Wolcott talks about how she and her team prepared the business for a sale....

By Adam Burroughs

January 14, 2020

Fairmount Partners advises Insight Workforce Solutions in sale to Kelly Services

Fairmount Partners, a middle-market investment bank, served as the exclusive financial adviser to Insight throughout the transaction....

By Adam Burroughs

January 13, 2020

Kistler Tiffany Benefits acquired by Atlanta’s OneDigital

OneDigital, an Atlanta-based strategic advisory firm focused on driving business growth, has acquired Kistler Tiffany Benefits, which is headquartered in Berwyn....

By Adam Burroughs

January 7, 2020

Frontenac buys Prime Technology Group

Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has acquired Prime Technology Group, a provider of outsourced application development and managed software solutions for complex, highly regulated industries from Renovus Capital Partners....

By Adam Burroughs

January 6, 2020

Rapid Learning Institute bought by BTS GROUP

With the acquisition of Rapid Learning, BTS will gain a library of more than 200 proprietary learning modules centered on five- to seven-minute research-backed videos, and in addition a collection of more than 2,500 articles on leadership and sales authored by the company’s editorial team....

By Adam Burroughs

January 2, 2020

MotiveX acquired by Cravety

The MotiveX acquisition reflects Cravety’s expansion into technology solutions and its push toward leadership in the employee experience and customer experience markets....

By Adam Burroughs

January 2, 2020

John Cerasuolo turns ADS Security into the brand sellers can trust

The ADS Security CEO provides an inside look at the company's deal process, from the work of the internal team to how the company markets itself to potential sellers....

By Adam Burroughs

December 23, 2019

FS/KKR Advisor LLC merges four development companies

FS/KKR Advisor LLC, a partnership between FS Investments and KKR Credit Advisors LLC, is closing the mergers of four non-traded business development companies....

By Adam Burroughs

December 20, 2019

Conway MacKenzie Bought By Dallas-Based Riveron

As part of Riveron, Conway MacKenzie will continue to go to market under its long-standing brand. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed....

By Mark Scott

November 6, 2019

OpSec Security to buy MarkMonitor from Clarivate Analytics

OpSec Security, an Investcorp portfolio company, is set to acquire the MarkMonitor™ brand protection, antipiracy and antifraud business from and Clarivate Analytics plc....

By Adam Burroughs

November 4, 2019

Alight Completes Acquisition Of NGA HR

The combined organization expects to bring an enhanced level of technological capabilities, functional expertise and geographic reach across benefits, payroll and HR solutions to its global client base....

By Mark Scott

October 15, 2019

Rockbridge Growth Equity Invests In White Glove

Birmingham-based White Glove has seen explosive growth over the past three years and has grown into a company with more than 115 employees that has helped more than 1,000 service professionals across the U.S. and Canada grow their business....

By Mark Scott

October 4, 2019

How TPC Training's Ty Field Sizes Up Acquisitions

Ty Field, brought in by Frontenac to build up TPC Training, talks about his approach to making acquisitions....

By Mark Scott

September 24, 2019

Family Offices Are On The Rise in Pittsburgh

Ann Dugan, who founded and led the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh for 30 years says more Pittsburgh-area families putting together a family office....

By Jayne Gest

September 19, 2019

Frank Lordi On The Ins And Outs Of Selling His Consulting Firm

Founder Frank Lordi discusses the factors that drove him to sell AC Lordi, and offers an inside look at the firm’s acquisition by BDO last May....

By Adam Burroughs

September 13, 2019

John McInerney On Finding The Right Deal Partners

M&A veteran John McInerney talks about his experience selling Keystone Printed Specialties and what it taught him about the value of good advisors....

By Adam Burroughs

September 5, 2019

MC Group Merges With Icon

Mentor-based MC Group, which is owned by Bahrain's Arcapita, has merged with Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Icon to form one of the largest companies in the sign industry....

By Michael Marzec

August 22, 2019

How To Optimize Capital To Support Growth

Veteran deal adviser Joseph Valentic walks through the process of determining your capital needs and how to find the best source to fund your growth....

By Mark Scott

August 14, 2019

Fellowes Brands Buys Trendway Corp.

Itasca, Illinois-based Fellowes Brands has acquired Trendway Corp., a Holland-based company specializing in office furniture systems, movable walls and seating for work environments....

By Mark Scott

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