Investments Archive

Federal Reserve Approves 2 Bank of the Ozarks Acquisitions

by Lance Turner 6/29/2016 11:24 am

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday approved Bank of the Ozarks' record-setting deal to buy Community & Southern Bank of Atlanta, along with another deal to buy C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Demo Day for HubX-LifeSciences Teams is Thursday

by Sarah Campbell 6/29/2016 10:54 am

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock is hosting a demo day from 1-4 p.m. Thursday for teams that have now completed its 13-week HubX-LifeSciences, the state's first privately funded and industry-specific accelerator.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Settlement Reached Between One Bank, BHL Financing

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The litigation between Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC and Little Rock's One Bank & Trust is no more.

Fords Set Up New Hedge Fund Under Westrock Umbrella

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Joe Ford and Scott Ford, the father-and-son team that built Alltel Corp., have a new asset management firm that recently launched a hedge fund.

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he's an owner.

Farmland Produces $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Resicomm Properties LLC, led by Bryan and Sonja Glaze, bought the 1,145-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County, a mile southeast of Sweet Home along Fourche Creek and Harper Road.

Site of Oops In Farmington Brings $1.12M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A 32,000-SF building that used to be the home of a Marvin's IGA in Farmington has been sold for the second time in 18 months.

Team SI, CJRW on Data, Results and Landing AEDC Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission broke up its longstanding single contract into three contracts this year, giving Team SI an $800,000 digital marketing contract and CJRW its advertising and PR contracts.

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough.

Stephen Curry and Nike's PowerPoint Blunder (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A recent report from ESPN uncovered a real doozy. It is the amazing story of how the most powerful sports apparel company in the world, Nike, let the most electric player in the NBA, Stephen Curry, out of its grasp — and allowed Under Armour to pull off one of the most valuable marketing switcheroos in history.

SPONSORED: It's Time for Arkansans to say, 'No More Dumb Money!'

by 6/23/2016 10:40 am

Partnership provides SmartDollar education and planning program to improve financial wellness.

John Rogers Court Absence Defaults Judgment to California Creditor

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

There were rumblings that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers was going to California to defend himself at a June 6 trial. That didn't happen.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

U.S. Households Report Improvement in Economic Well-Being

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Americans reported improvement in their well-being last year compared with 2014 and 2013, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released last month.

Todd Connelly Promoted by Wells Fargo Advisors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Todd Connelly, branch manager of the El Dorado office of Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, has been promoted to managing director of investments. Connelly has 30 years of experience in the financial service industry.

Windstream Transfers Half Its CS&L Stake to Retire Debt

by Sarah Campbell 6/15/2016 04:04 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock transfers 14.7 million common shares of its spinoff, Communications Sales & Leasing Inc., to its creditors in a debt-for-equity exchange.

Innovation Hub Joins Winrock International

by Alexis Hosticka 6/15/2016 11:31 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is becoming part of Winrock International of Little Rock, which is undertaking a "strategic reorganization of its U.S. and Arkansas programs."

Wal-Mart Puts China Boss Sean Clarke in Charge of Asda in UK

by Parikshit Mishra and Paul Sandle, Reuters 6/13/2016 07:39 am

Wal-Mart has turned to the chief of its Chinese business Sean Clarke to revive Asda, its British supermarket group.