Investments Archive

Governor, Business Mark Phase One of A-State Innovation System

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 7/21/2017 11:40 am

Regional business leaders, government officials and Arkansas State University employees gathered in downtown Jonesboro this week to launch the Garage, the first phase of A-State Innovation System.

JB Hunt Buys Special Logistics Dedicated LLC for $136M

by Lance Turner 7/21/2017 07:06 am

Publicly traded logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell agrees to buy Special Logistics Dedicated LLC of Houston for $136 million. The company said the move will expand its e-commerce delivery platform.

Home BancShares Reports 25th Consecutive Profit Record

by Lance Turner 7/20/2017 07:15 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway on Thursday report its 25th consecutive quarter of record profit, $50.1 million, up 15 percent from the same quarter year.

Video: Bank of the Ozarks Marks 20 Years as a Public Company at Nasdaq

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:48 pm

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks, rang the opening bell Monday at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Time Square to mark its 20th anniversary as a public company.

JB Hunt 2Q Net Income Down 7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 11:54 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports second-quarter net income of $97.9 million, down nearly 7 percent from the same quarter last year.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

Hall-Davidson Combo Brings in $2.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The $2.3 million purchase of adjoining buildings set in motion a multproperty redevelopment in downtown Little Rock.

Bank of the Ozarks 2Q Profit Up 66 Percent

by George Waldon 7/12/2017 12:10 pm

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock announces record quarterly earnings of $90.5 million. The new high-water mark reflects a 66.2 percent increase from $54.5 million a year ago.

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

by Jan Cottingham 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot.

Financial Priorities (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Poor allocation of available resources is epidemic among American households, which is not surprising since perpetuating the monthly payment mentality is a cornerstone of the American economy.

RWL Investments Bankruptcy Winds Down

by George Waldon 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Sixteen months after filing for Chapter 11, RWL Investments LLC of Little Rock is about to conclude its trip to bankruptcy court.

Windamere, Markham House Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A 109-unit multifamily project in southwest Little Rock and a 73-room hotel in midtown Little Rock highlight a group of eleven recent multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Plans for Bathhouse Hotel, Outdoor Spas, Bike Trails Percolate in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

News is bubbling up in Hot Springs, where Mayor Pat McCabe and his wife, Ellen, are planning a boutique hotel in the Hale Bathhouse and the city is brainstorming on what to do with the site of the old Majestic Hotel.

Small-Business CEOs, Your 401(k) Plan Matters (Tim Quillin Expert Advice)

by Tim Quillin 7/10/2017 12:00 am

In every facet of 401(k) plans, fees are declining. There are three primary hands in the 401(k) cookie jar: recordkeepers/third-party administrators, investment funds and advisers.

Funding Fuels John James to Run Engine Venture

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville entrepreneur John James is raising $2 million for his e-commerce company, Engine.

NLR's West Scenic Apartments Sold in $4 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

A 140-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock, an automotive development in west Little Rock and undeveloped land in Little Rock's Riverdale area provide a trio of multimillion-dollar transactions.

PrivacyStar Ready to Roll Out CallerYD Feature Following Private Placement

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

First Orion Corp. of Little Rock was expected to complete its $4 million private placement by the end of last month.

Stephens Inc. Capitalism Series Features a Familiar Face, Jack Stephens

by Kyle Massey 6/30/2017 11:56 am

Stephens Inc., which launched a multimedia series in May dedicated to bolstering the image of capitalism, is focusing on one of its own — Jack Stephens — in its latest short film in the series.

Bank of the Ozarks Completes Corporate Restructuring

by Lance Turner 6/27/2017 02:05 pm

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock completes a corporate reorganization that merged Bank of the Ozarks Inc., the bank's parent holding company, with its bank, which continues as the surviving corporation.

Super Mover: Joel Gordon of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Joel Gordon has been named the new executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.

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