Salesforce.com Inc.’s December announcement that it was buying Slack Technologies Inc. for $25 billion—the largest software deal of the year—could spur other companies to revisit their wish lists, advisers said.
Carmel-based Protective Insurance to be acquired by Progressive
Insurance giant Progressive is purchasing Protective in a stock deal worth $338 million. Protective, known as Baldwin & Lyons Insurance until 2018, is the Indianapolis-area’s 12th largest public company in terms of annual revenue.Read More
Carmel-based CNO acquires employee benefits administrator for $50M
The benefits administrator, DirectPath LLC, offers a variety of technology-driven services for employees and employers.Read More
Turner Woodard sells majority stake in historic Stutz property
The new majority owner says it plans to retain the Stutz property’s historic character but isn’t yet revealing details about its plans for the 110-year-old downtown complex.Read More
SPACs sound arcane, but make buckets of money for Indy investors
A nontraditional way to take companies public is booming on Wall Street, leading to an unprecedented explosion of deals.Read More
Since the pandemic has shifted many of these interactions online, local dealmakers say they feel the loss of assessing non-verbal cues and interactions among members of a management team as they decide whether to acquire companies or invest in startups.
Merus N.V. specializes is so-called CD3 engaging T-cell therapies, a growing area of cancer research, based on immunotherapy, or using the immune system’s T cells to find and shrink tumors
Like Delta, Kraus USA makes sinks, faucets and other accessories for kitchens and bathrooms. Delta also was attracted by Kraus’ strong online retail presence.
The longtime Meridian-Kessler sports bar and restaurant that announced last month it was closing “until further notice” is at the center of an ongoing legal dispute between the original owner and the new owner, who now wants out of the deal to buy the business.
Simon Property Group, which is expected to acquire J.C. Penney out of bankruptcy with partners in an agreement approved Monday, reported third-quarter results that fell short of Wall Street expectations.
Muncie-based First Merchants plans to acquire Hoosier Trust for $3.2 million in a deal that is expected to close early next year.
IMH said it plans to move Mainstay’s equipment and its 38 employees to its Indianapolis facilities by year’s end. Both companies are in the metal fabrication business.
Founded in 2005 by Charles Haywood, Mansfield-King develops and manufactures products that are sold under its customers’ brand names. The east-side company has 154 employees.
MD Logistics says it will keep operating under the same name and does not expect any layoffs or consolidations as a result of the acquisition.
The Plainfield business is bucking the trend of local dealerships getting scooped up by large national conglomerates.
The new franchisee for the 16 Popeyes locations is Cincinnati-based Gilligan Co., which operates convenience stores and quick-service restaurants including Subway and Dunkin Donuts.
Two out-of-state financial services firms have acquired the assets of former Celadon Group Inc. affiliate 19th Capital Group in a deal that will allow the Indianapolis-based company to continue operating with a reduced workforce rather than shutting down as previously planned.
Novus Capital Corp. formed last month and is seeking to acquire companies “that are at the forefront of high technology.”
Greg and Lisa Frazee, who opened Frazee Gardens in 2008, will continue to own and operate Brownsburg Landscape Co., which they founded in 1987.
The sale of the 37-year-old complex near Interstate 69 and 82nd Street gives Muesing Management 19 properties in the Indianapolis area.
The Warhol screen prints, four brightly colored pieces depicting tractor trailer trucks, hung in the trucking company’s corporate offices.
If other bidders emerge for the property, an auction will be held Jan. 22 at the New York City office of Celadon’s bankruptcy counsel, DLA Piper LLP.
The San Antonio facility has a throughput capacity of 21,000 barrels a day and produces diesel, jet fuel, gasoline and other jet fuel products.