IBJ Podcast: Headlines and headliners of 2021

IBJ Managing Editor Greg Weaver and reporters Dave Lindquist and Mickey Shuey talk about the reasons that IBJ named the Indiana Sports Corp.’s Ryan Vaughn its newsmakers of the year and why the new IU president, chair of Newfields, High Alpha partners, a SPAC specialist, an arts community power couple and the head of a local real estate investment trust all made the newsmakers list.

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2021 Year in Review: Lessonly, KAR among tech dealmakers

Indiana’s tech sector hit a red-hot cycle of mergers and acquisitions, pushing the number of deals well past marks set in 2018, 2019 and 2020 by the end of 2021’s third quarter. Experts said the M&A activity spoke to how the state’s tech sector had matured, as well as the gobs of cash burning holes in investors’ pockets.

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2021 Year in Review: GOP splinters over emergency powers law

A family feud broke out among Indiana Republicans this year when Gov. Eric Holcomb sued the Indiana General Assembly’s legislative leaders in his own party. He did so to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that weakens his emergency powers and was enacted by fellow Republicans over the governor’s veto.

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