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A New Route to Wall Street (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Many of us hadn’t heard of special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, until last year, when they were suddenly everywhere. read more >
Franklin McLarty, executive chairman of MDH Acquisition, says it seeks high-quality businesses.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies / Transportation

Franklin McLarty’s MDH Cancels Merger With Olive.com

The special purpose acquisition company announced the deal with Olive in July. read more >
Franklin McLarty, executive chairman of MDH Acquisition, says it seeks high-quality businesses.
Public Companies

McLarty’s MDH Acquisition Merges With Olive.com

MDH Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company founded by Franklin McLarty and Beau Blair, will merge with Olive.com and its affiliate PayLink Direct. read more >
Investments / Public Companies / Transportation

Small Voice Raised at PAM Shareholders MeetingLock Icon

There was a miniature failed corporate overthrow that you might have missed earlier this month. read more >
Franklin McLarty, executive chairman of MDH Acquisition, says it seeks high-quality businesses.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Public Companies

Investors Rush for Chance to Put Cash Into Special PurposesLock Icon

Franklin McLarty's MDH Acquisition Corp. finds a crowded field in the SPAC market, which has grown exponentially in the past couple of years. read more >
Galen Perkins
Health Care / Investments

Express Rx Buys 7 AllCare Pharmacies

Express Rx of Little Rock acquires seven AllCare pharmacies in Arkansas, which the regional chain will rebrand and operate as Express Rx locations. read more >
The Northwest Arkansas Business Center on Enterprise Drive in Lowell.
Investments

Lowell Business Center Sells for $13M

A 108,627-SF office complex in Lowell sells for slightly less than $13 million. Graham Streett of Fort Smith and Clinton Bennett of Fayetteville buy the Northwest Arkansas Business Center. read more >
Aerial view of Village on the Creeks in Rogers
Business Services / Government & Politics / Investments / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Retail

New Partnership Buys Commercial Center in Rogers for $32M

A newly formed real estate investment group paid more than $32 million for the Village on the Creeks commercial center in Rogers. read more >
La Quinta Inn & Suites at 617 Broadway St. in Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Government & Politics / Health Care / Real Estate / Retail / Tourism / Transportation

La Quinta Inn & Suites Attracts $7M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of CorePoint Lodging of Irving, Texas, sold the 261-room hotel in downtown Little Rock to an affiliate of MD Hospitality Group of Chattanooga, Tennessee. read more >
Franklin McLarty
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments / Small Business

McLarty Capital Partners, USDA Launch Private Investment Fund

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with McLarty Capital Partners of Little Rock to launch a private investment fund the two groups said could inject $100 million in rural small businesses. read more >
Kevin Huchingson
Investments / Real Estate

CapRocq Buys $8M Mission Corporate Centre in Kansas

CapRocq Core 2, an Arkansas-based real estate partnership, this week announced an $8 million investment in the Mission Corporate Centre in Mission, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. read more >
Kevin Huchingson
Investments / Real Estate

CapRocq Core 2 Invests $7.5M in Ohio Properties

CapRocq Core 2, an Arkansas-based real estate partnership, on Monday announced a $7.5 million investment in the 1400 Goodale buildings in Grandview Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. read more >
McLarty Nissan of Little Rock, one of a number of auto dealerships bought by Mark McLarty’s McLarty Automotive Group in the past 18 months.
Investments / Retail / Transportation

Automobile Dealers Expand Their Holdings

Mark McLarty, whose McLarty Automotive Group has purchased a handful of dealerships in Arkansas and Missouri in the past 18 months, isn’t alone in building a dealership portfolio. read more >
Investments / Real Estate

CapRocq Core 2 Portfolio Reaches More Than $100M in Assets

CapRocq Core 2, an Arkansas-based real estate partnership focused on investing in real estate assets in the South and Midwest, announced investments in North Carolina, Ohio and Kansas. read more >
Rodney Slater
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Investments / Small Business

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis. read more >
The new $12 million McLarty Daniel Automotive dealership in Bentonville.
Real Estate / Retail

McLarty Daniel Automotive Moves to $12M Site in Bentonville

McLarty Daniel Automotive has moved its McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram store in Bentonville to a new, $12 million, 45,000-SF facility on Moberly Lane. read more >
Beau Blair, left, managing partner of McLarty Capital Partners, and Franklin McLarty, co-founder of the $225 million small business fund.
Business Services / Investments / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business / Transportation

McLarty Capital Partners Makes Loans, Invests Equity

As an SBIC, McLarty Capital has the flexibility of working with a business as a lender or as an equity partner with a minority or majority position. The seven deals it has closed to date represent a mix of each kind. read more >
Investments / Real Estate

CapRocq Core Adds 2 Properties, Fund Passes $130M

Little Rock's CapRocq Core Real Estate Fund Ltd., a real estate partnership that buys real estate assets in the South and Midwest, has completed two closings that bring the fund's acquisition total to more than $130 million. read more >
Franklin McLarty
Investments / Real Estate

CapRocq Building Portfolio with Office Properties

Little Rock’s CapRocq Core Real Estate Fund Ltd. expanded its holdings with two out-of-state investments totaling about $18.5 million. read more >
Franklin McLarty
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Franklin McLarty Named to P.A.M. Board of Directors

McLarty is president and CEO of RML Automotive and senior vice president and board member for the McLarty Cos. He will sit on the P.A.M. board's audit committee. read more >