Mergers and Acquisitions News

Mergers and Acquisitions News – including private and public company mergers, acquisitions, and related business news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Newly Formed Sky Auto Mall Purchases Junge Ford and Junge CDJR in Center Point, IA

CENTER POINT, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two long standing dealerships located in Center Point, IA have been purchased and are now owned and operated by the newly formed Sky Auto Mall. Formerly Junge Ford and Junge Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM will now be owned by Alex Tovstanovsky, Dealer Principal and General Manager of Sky Auto Mall.

Galway Holdings Announces Strategic Acquisition of MAI Capital Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Galway Holdings (“Galway”) today announced its investment in MAI Capital Management LLC (“MAI”). The move adds a new business vertical in financial and wealth management services to complement existing business relationships within EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants as well other areas of specialization across all Galway platforms.

KROST Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor for Integrity Bio in Sale to Curia

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Integrity Bio, Inc., a privately held formulation and fill-finish organization, was sold to Curia (formerly Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI)), a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and leading global provider of advanced contract research, development, and manufacturing solutions. KROST, a Los Angeles-based firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Integrity Bio in the transaction.

GPRS Acquires New York Leak Detection

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (“GPRS”), has acquired New York Leak Detection, a leading provider of utility locating and leak detection services. New York Leak Detection has been serving clients in the Northeast for 19 years.

The EveryLibrary Institute Acquires NationDigital.io

RIVERSIDE, Ill., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NationDigital.io is now a Social Enterprise venture of the EveryLibrary Institute, NFP, a non-partisan library-focused 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the future of libraries and literacy across the globe. This acquisition will allow us to expand what we’re able to offer you!

Jencap Announces Acquisition of U.K.-based Lloyd’s Coverholder

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jencap Group, LLC (Jencap), the wholesale program management and binding authority business of Galway Insurance Holdings LP (Galway), has acquired London-based Worldwide Hole ‘N One Ltd. (WHNO).

ICE Mortgage Technology Acquires eVault Technology from DocMagic for Encompass eClose

PLEASANTON and TORRANCE, Calif., June 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, today announced it will deploy an eVault solution for secure storage of digital mortgages and notes, based upon technology acquired from DocMagic, Inc.

Encore Green Environmental Technologies and Licensing Announces Water Desalination Technology Purchase

CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encore Green Environmental Technologies & Licensing (EGETL) announces the purchase of water treatment technology equipment formerly known as NOMAD from XRI/Fountain Quail.

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Acquires Pharmaceutical Strategies Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. (EPIC) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). The move incorporates the expertise and resources of the nation’s largest independent pharmacy benefit consulting firm into EPIC’s Employee Benefits Consulting practice.

Pulsar Global Solutions acquires Blueshield Security and Investigations

WARRENTON, Va. and Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pulsar Global Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valentis, a defense and risk management firm, announces the acquisition of Blueshield Security and Investigations, LLC based in Warrenton, VA. The acquisition by Pulsar Global brings to realization the investigation unit of Valentis Security.

UniversalCIS Announces Acquisition of SharperLending

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — UniversalCIS, a market leader in technology and solutions to the mortgage industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of mortgage technology provider SharperLending. The SharperLending transaction, which follows the merger of Universal Credit, CIS Credit Solutions, and Avantus, provides further enhancements to the technology platform for UniversalCIS.

Nocera, Inc. Signs Variable Interest Entity Agreements Resulting in 100% Controlling Interest in Xin Feng Construction Co., Ltd. and Shunda Feed Co., Ltd. in Taiwan

TAIPEI and ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nocera, Inc. (OTC:NCRA) (“Company”) today announced that it has formally signed Variable Interest Entity (“VIE”) agreements with Xin Feng Construction Co. Ltd., (XFC) a Taiwan construction firm, and Shunda Feed Co., Ltd., (SFC) a Taiwan aquaculture feed firm resulting in 100% controlling interest in both companies.

Fanplayr Acquires Japan-Based Jamu Incorporated

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization, announced it has acquired Jamu Incorporated, a reseller and development firm based in Tokyo, Japan. The acquisition represents the fulfillment of a long-term relationship between Fanplayr and Jamu Inc.

Former Co-Residents Merge Podiatric Practices, Form New Modern Foot & Ankle®

TAMPA and ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three Central Florida podiatric practices announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create the new Modern Foot & Ankle®. The combined medical group will provide patients with additional board-certified physicians, a brand-new location, and the miniBunion™ system, a groundbreaking, minimally-invasive procedure for bunion correction.

PARAGON Wealth Strategies Acquires Jacksonville-based Mellen Money Management, Creating Multi-Generational Wealth Management Firm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PARAGON Wealth Strategies, a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor and comprehensive wealth management firm, has acquired Mellen Money Management – a fee only financial planning firm specializing in investment management and life-stages planning for growing families.

Galway Insurance Holdings Secures Majority Interest from Harvest Partners with New Equity Investments from Oak Hill Capital and The Carlyle Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Galway Insurance Holdings (“Galway”), the holding company for EPIC Brokers & Consultants (“EPIC”) and JenCap Holdings (“JenCap”), which together represent one of the nation’s largest insurance distribution firms, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with vehicles controlled by Harvest Partners, LP and its affiliates (“Harvest”) for a majority interest of Galway.

EGW Announces the Acquisition of Buy Wholesale Company

CARROLLTON, Texas, Nov. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EGW Utilities, Inc. has acquired Buy Wholesale Company, LLC (BWC) of Montgomery, Texas. BWC was founded by Karl Knapp in 1985. He and his wife, Tracy, operated it until its acquisition on October 30, 2020. The procurement of BWC greatly increases EGW’s waterworks and plumbing product offerings.

LoadDelivered Logistics Rebrands to Capstone Logistics and Strengthens Integration Between Warehousing and Transportation Divisions

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Nov. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LoadDelivered Logistics, a leading food and beverage specialized third-party logistics (3PL) company, announced today that it is rebranding following its acquisition by Capstone Logistics. The company will now operate as Capstone Logistics’ freight management solution.

Next Gen Acquires Entrepreneurship Organization to Expand Educational Reach

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Few understand the importance of fostering entrepreneurship at an early age quite like Dylan Gambardella and Justin Lafazan. Next Gen’s co-founders credit their entrepreneurial success to their learnings – and failures – in launching businesses while still in high school. That is why Next Gen HQ is announcing its acquisition of TrepStart Independent Youth to encourage high school entrepreneurship.

Foley Group and Convergence Partners Announce Merger of Their Two Companies

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foley Group, Inc. and Convergence Partners, Inc., announced today the completion of the merger of their companies to offer the electrical industry a unified resource for virtually all their products, services, and design needs. The merged business will operate under the Convergence Partners brand.

Pittsburgh Electrical Insulation (PEI) Acquires Fibertek to Expand Manufacturing Capacity

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pittsburgh Electrical Insulation, Inc. (PEI) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Electrical Products Division of Fibertek, Inc. of Franklin, Tenn. Fibertek is a manufacturer of leading-edge specialty fiberglass tapes and high-performance laminates for electrical insulation applications in electric motors, generators, and transformers.

IntelliMedia Networks Inc. Acquires Canadian GlobalMLX, A Supply Chain CTPAT Training Consultant

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IntelliMedia Networks Inc., a leading provider of streaming media distribution and immersive training technology, acquired GlobalMLX, a Canadian supply-chain security training and certification consulting firm for an undisclosed amount.

Rock Center Financial Partners publishes the book, ‘Mergers & Acquisitions: Crushing It as a Corporate Buyer in the Middle Market’

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rock Center Financial Partners, LLC announced today that they have recently published a book, “Mergers & Acquisitions: Crushing It as a Corporate Buyer in the Middle Market” (ISBN: 978-1735052205) aimed at helping companies improve their ability to execute successful mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”).

LTC NEWS Acquisition Anticipates Growth and Expansion

CHICAGO, Ill., June 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann, a nationally-known veteran of the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry, announces the formation of LTC NEWS, LLC after acquiring the online asset – ltcnews.com.

Lowden Street Capital Announces Acquisition of Southern Air Custom Interiors, Inc.

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lowden Street Capital, a private equity firm focused on rural market investing, acquired Southern Air Custom Interiors, Inc., an upholstery company out of Haleyville, Ala. that focuses on custom aircraft interiors, on April 30, 2020.

Texoma Real Estate Firm 580 Realty Combines Digital Marketing with Independent Agility Through Acquisition with Okie Land & Home

TEXOMA, Okla., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Okie Land & Home Monica Lambert are joining 580 Realty, a successful association which will bring together an independent firehouse to a stellar realty team, expanding the service area by an additional five counties. This now includes Coal, Pontotoc, Pittsburg, Latimer, Pushmataha, Hughes and McIntosh. From Lake Eufaula to Lake Texoma! Kiamichi Wilderness to Arbuckle Mountains!!!

Paragon Insurance Holdings Acquires Trident Public Risk Solutions from Argo Group

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, headquartered in Avon, Connecticut, a national MGA, announced today that it has closed on the purchase of Trident Public Risk Solutions (TPRS). Acquired from Argo Group (Argo), the transaction positions Paragon as one of the largest providers of commercial insurance coverage for public entities in the U.S.

Bank of Southern California, NA and CalWest Bancorp, the Holding Company for CalWest Bank, Announce Changes to Merger Agreement

SAN DIEGO and RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., April 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) and CalWest Bancorp (OTCBB: CALW), today announced that they have renegotiated the terms of their merger and have agreed to amend the initial Definitive Agreement announced on October 21, 2019 following shareholder meetings held on April 22, 2020.

Forged Components Inc. (FCI) Has Acquired the Western of Texas Forge & Flange Company

HUMBLE, Texas, March 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forged Components Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of the Western of Texas Forge & Flange Company. The acquisition was completed in the 4th quarter of 2019.

Team Rio National and Sports U announce merger to create Team Rio University

COLTS NECK, N.J., Feb. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Team Rio National and Sports U are proud to announce a collaboration and combination of NJ’s most successful grassroots basketball programs over the last decade with the creation of Team Rio University (Rio U).

Mazda of Mesquite car dealership and service center in Mesquite, Texas, announces imminent ownership transition

MESQUITE, Texas, Feb. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mazda of Mesquite – a Mazda car dealership and service center located at 15900 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy in Mesquite, Texas, 75150 – will transition to new ownership as of February 27, 2020.

777 Partners Announces Acquisition of Uown Leasing

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 777 Partners, a Miami based investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Uown Leasing (“Uown”), from Shepard Capital Partners. Uown, a lease-to-own company based in Tampa, was founded in 2008.

KROST Kicks Off the Year by Announcing Merger with BPE&H an Accountancy Corporation

PASADENA, Calif. and WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Jan. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KROST CPAs and Consultants, a firm based out of Los Angeles, has merged in BPE&H out of Woodland Hills effective January 1, 2020. Seven principals will join the leadership team at KROST, including Scott Eisner, Martin Belak-Berger, Bob Price, Phil D’Amico, Scott Gilmore; and founding BPE&H principals Jerry Block and Jane Plant.

Deacon Jones Acquires Lee Hyundai of Goldsboro

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deacon Jones Auto Group recently acquired Lee Hyundai of Goldsboro and will rename the store “Deacon Jones Hyundai.” This location, at 304 N Oak Forest Rd. in Goldsboro, NC, will continue the growth and the investments that Deacon Jones has made to this area of the Goldsboro community.

Kimball Entertainment merges with K-Star PR to provide clients with a wider range of entertainment services for 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kimball Entertainment is a full-service Entertainment Co. based in Beverly Hills, California. Founder Keri Ann Kimball has found a unique way to bring her relationships and assets to this multidimensional company by integrating a strategic coaching team in house at Kimball Entertainment.

Frenkel and Company Completes Transition to EPIC Brand

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which operates as EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), announced today that Frenkel & Company, acquired by EPIC in November 2017, has completed their adoption of the EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants name and brand.

Whole Brain Consulting Acquires JL Dale and Associates LLC

LOVELAND, Colo., Nov. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boulder, Colorado area’s Brandon Hernandez, co-founder and senior partner of Whole Brain Consulting, announces acquisition of JL Dale and Associates, LLC.

VermontWeddings.com Celebrates New Ownership

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weddings are a celebration of change, and today VermontWeddings.com, Vermont’s leading online wedding planning resource, celebrates a change in ownership from Lorin Holmes to Tricia Cunniff.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Have Joined Forces

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Inc., announced today that they have officially joined forces to continue to build on their national footprint and offer greater specialty support and services to their clients and collaboration among EPIC’s colleagues. The transaction previously announced on October 15 has closed.

Bank of Southern California, NA and CalWest Bancorp, the Holding Company for CalWest Bank, Announce Agreement to Merge

SAN DIEGO and RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) and CalWest Bancorp (OTCBB: CALW), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the “Agreement”) whereby CalWest Bank will merge with and into Bank of Southern California. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of all regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of CALW and BCAL.