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Defender Direct founder steps down as CEO

Defender, which sells and installs home-security and satellite systems, said company President Marcia Barnes has replaced David P. Lindsey as CEO. Lindsey will retain majority ownership of the company he founded in 1998.

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Sale of Fortune Industries would take company private

The company is set to be purchased by CEP Inc., a holding company led by Fortune Industries CEO Tena Mayberry and Chief Financial Officer Randy Butler. But several law firms are investigating the sale for potential unfairness on behalf of shareholders.

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Indianapolis-area mergers and acquisitions in 2011

A number of acquisitions last year disclosed no sale price. In the Indianapolis area, those deals ranged from MacAllister Machinery’s purchase of a Caterpillar dealership in Michigan to Herff Jones’ acquisition of a Memphis, Tenn.-headquartered maker of cheerleading uniforms.

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