Investments Archive

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Public, private and public-private developments representing tens of millions of dollars in construction are in motion in Searcy. Three projects highlighting each category alone tally more than $42 million.

PinPoint Testing Raises $1.2M for Expansion

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

PinPoint Testing LLC of Little Rock, which offers drug testing and consulting services, recently raised $1.2 million to fuel its growth.

Collision Center Buy Tops $2.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

LLArk Properties LLC of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, purchased the 40,000-SF Landers Collision Center at 10005 Col. Glenn Road from Aimco Equipment Co. LLC, led by Frank, Herren and Todd Hickingbotham.

Tyson Foods Announces New Leadership Team

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 2/14/2017 02:36 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces an overhaul of its leadership team, a change under new CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the meat processor on Dec. 31.

Regulators Approve Merger of Windstream, EarthLink

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2017 09:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has received all state and federal regulatory approvals required for its merger with EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta.

Sources: Wal-Mart to Combine Buys for Online, In-Store Inventory

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 2/14/2017 07:37 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will combine its own buying for products sold at its stores with purchases it makes for its website — a significant move to stamp out duplicate efforts as it fights Amazon.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

The Short-Termism of Protectionism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/13/2017 12:00 am

BlackRock Inc. has more than $5 trillion to invest, so when Larry Fink talks, corporations at least hear him out.

Sticker Price Totals $41.5M for McLarty Package of North Point Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock's McLarty Auto Group bought five auto projects from Asbury Automotive Group of Duluth, Georgia.

Core Brewing Turns from Fort Smith, Ready To Head East

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distilling Co., the rapidly growing Springdale craft brewery, has abandoned its plans for a distillery in Fort Smith.

Robert Hopkins Steps Up at Little Rock Branch of Federal Reserve (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Robert Hopkins has been promoted to regional executive and senior vice president of the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Activity Rises for US Startups in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Startup activity last year in the United States rose for the second straight year, according to the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.

Bank of the Ozarks Having a Hot Time in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Steve Daniels, a senior reporter with Crains Chicago Business, reported last month on how developers of Chicago's "splashiest commercial real estate projects" are getting their loans and financing from an inconspicuous source: Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock.

Comfort Inn & Suites Transaction Checks In at $3.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Andy & Andrew Hotel Investments LLC, led by Ashok Desai, purchased the Comfort Inn & Suites at 3915 McCain Park Drive, backed with a five-year loan of $4 million from Arkansas Federal Credit Union of Jacksonville.

New CEO Tom Hayes Leads Tyson Foods' Annual Meeting

by Marty Cook 2/9/2017 12:39 pm

Just three days after reporting record first-quarter profits, Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale held its annual shareholders meeting at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale.

ArcBest 4Q Net Income Drops On Restructuring Plan

by Marty Cook 2/8/2017 09:19 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported 2016 fourth-quarter income Wednesday of $1.58 million, down from the $5 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Driver Costs, Insurance Put Brakes on PAM in 4Q

by Marty Cook 2/7/2017 04:28 pm

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported fourth-quarter income Tuesday of $722,000, down from $3.2 million in the same quarter of 2015.

Inuvo Buys NetSeer, Expects 4Q Revenue Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/7/2017 10:10 am

Ad technology and digital publishing company Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock acquires NetSeer Inc., a provider of visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers.

USA Truck's New CEO: Financial Results 'Unacceptable'

by Marty Cook 2/7/2017 09:41 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren finished a tumultuous year, reporting its fourth consecutive quarter of declines, with its new CEO calling the logistics company's financial performance "unacceptable."

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