The parent of City Securities Corp. finds itself at a crossroads with the May death of its 95-year-old vice chairman, Danny Danielson, and with his brother-in-law, Chairman John Peterson, approaching 83 years old.
The controversial co-founder and former CEO of life insurance giant Conseco Inc. (now CNO Financial Group Inc.) spearheaded the purchase of a small life insurance company operated out of Texas and plans to gradually build up its operations here.
Anthem Inc. has used the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand names as a powerful tool on its way to becoming the nation’s second-largest health insurer. But those Blue brands now are a hurdle for Anthem’s $54.2 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp.
Privately-held Biostorage Technologies Inc., which specializes in biological sample storage, has been purchased by a Massachusetts-based firm in one of central Indiana's largest disclosed-price acquisitions of the past year.
ExactTarget co-founder Chris Baggott and two business partners have sold Greenfield-based food startup Husk LLC, nearly three years after starting it, shifting their attention to a farmers market website.
Companies around the world made plans to spend a record $5.04 trillion on acquisitions in 2015, according to Dealogic, as slow worldwide economic growth and low interest rates pushed companies to combine forces.
In addition to job cuts, DuPont Co. said the combined corporation, called DowDuPont, would locate its specialty products company in Delaware. Officials still haven't said where the combined ag business would be based.
The proposed merger of Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. would create the world’s largest agricultural-products company. But that’s bad news for farmers, according to some farm groups and antitrust experts.