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Tracing Path to Big Buys by Simmons Bank

by George Waldon 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Here's a look at some highlights along the path traveled by Simmons First National Corp. to bring two of its biggest deals home and grow the bank holding company into a $14 billion-asset concern.

Today Marks 30th Anniversary of Markle Murders

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2017 9:37 am

Today is the 30th anniversary of one of the strangest business-related crimes in Arkansas history: the Markle murders. In 2002, Arkansas Business Editor Gwen Moritz wrote a feature recounting the case as its anniversary approached.

Chicago Firm to Acquire ABC Financial Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2017 1:45 pm

Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo of Chicago announces that it will acquire ABC Financial Services Inc. of Sherwood.

'Trump Bump' Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

by Gwen Moritz 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year’s list of the state’s biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared.

Tedford and Son Leave Stephens Inc., Go In with Stephens Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Bill Tedford has left Stephens Inc. after 51 years, along with son Alan, and they have hooked up with the other side of the Stephens family.

Stephens Inc. Fires Adviser Involved in Rogers Gambling Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock fired the financial adviser whose suspicious cash withdrawals from his personal bank accounts led federal agents to uncover a large-scale illegal gambling operation in Rogers.

Westrock, Circumference Join Money Managers List

by Gwen Moritz 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Stephens Inc. remains the largest broker dealer operating in the state, and its two registered investment advisers have combined assets under management approaching $12 billion to dominate the money managers list.

Adviser's Cash Withdrawals Lead Feds to Sportsbook in Rogers

by Mark Friedman 8/14/2017 12:00 am

A federal investigation into suspicious cash withdrawals from a financial adviser’s personal bank accounts led agents to uncover a large-scale illegal gambling operation in Benton County.

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management

by Jan Cottingham 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Artificial intelligence — AI — software that employs “machine learning” has made huge strides in the past few years, primarily because of improvements in computer processing power and data storage.

Bank of the Ozarks Making Its Mark as Bank of the Nation

by George Waldon 7/24/2017 12:00 am

A seven-year string of top-performing bank accolades joins a history dominated by record quarterly earnings for Bank of the Ozarks.

Burlsworth Foundation to Honor Curt Bradbury of Stephens Inc. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Curt Bradbury, chief operating officer of Stephens Inc., will be honored by the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation on Oct. 10 at the Brandon Burlsworth Legends Dinner, which is to be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

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.

Stephens Inc. Launches Film Series On Heroes of Capitalism

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 4:47 pm

Stephens Inc. announced Monday that it has launched a multimedia series called “This Is Capitalism,” featuring short films on some of the heroes of capitalism in the United States, including Warren Stephens’ father, Jackson T. Stephens.

CEO James Reed Demands Quick Results at USA Truck

by Marty Cook 5/1/2017 12:00 am

James Reed knows the best way USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren can remove any questions about its stability is with positive financial results.

Haag Brown Unveils Reserve at Hill Park Development

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 4/26/2017 3:46 pm

Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development unveiled on Tuesday The Reserve at Hill Park, a new lifestyle-oriented office project, in Jonesboro.

Tour Little Rock: Discover These 11 Unique Places

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:13 am

You'll find education, the arts and defenders of the nation feel right at home in Little Rock.

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.

Simmons to Buy Fort Worth Bank in Third Deal Since November

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 5:06 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced Monday a $462 million cash-and-stock deal to acquire First Texas BHC Inc. of Fort Worth and its $2 billion-asset subsidiary Southwest Bank. "We now have the opportunity to substantially grow our presence in the Fort Worth metropolitan area by joining with one of the best run, most respected financial organizations in Texas," Makris said.

Stock Price Swings Visit Steady Bank of the Ozarks

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

Bank of the Ozarks shares have followed a sometimes precipitous trek during the past few quarters.

UA System Board Gives Final OK to $160M Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 9/8/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday gave final approval to a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.