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Private Companies See Solid Revenue Growth for 2022

Mountaire Corp. of Little Rock remained the largest private company headquartered in Arkansas as measured by revenue in fiscal 2022. read more >
Doug Hendrix, left, and his brother David Hendrix own Summerwood Partners LLC of Bryant, which owns convenience store chain Big Red and this year ranked No. 5 for revenue growth among the largest private companies in Arkansas.
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2021: A Good Year for Big Private CompaniesLock Icon

For most of the businesses on this year’s list of Arkansas’ 75 largest private companies, top-line revenue in 2021 was significantly better than in 2019, before any of us had heard of COVID-19. read more >
The Executive Building at 4058 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville
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Fayetteville Investor Pays $3.75M for Office Square (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

A Fayetteville investor paid $3.75 million for a 41,800-SF office complex across the street from the Northwest Arkansas Mall on College Avenue. read more >
Real Estate / Retail

RML Automotive NWA Buys 3 Everett Dealerships

RML Automotive NWA acquires three Everett dealerships in northwest Arkansas. read more >
Gene Whisenhunt
Investments / Real Estate / Retail / Transportation

Hickingbotham Investments Buys Landers Harley-Davidson

Hickingbotham Investments Inc. of Little Rock agrees to purchase Landers Harley-Davidson of Little Rock and Conway from RML Automotive of Lewisville, Texas. 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 >
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.
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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 >
Franklin McLarty
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Franklin McLarty on What Big Auto Manufacturers Must Do to Stay on the Road (Executive Q&A)

Franklin McLarty, 39, has had careers in hotels, automobiles, global business and politics. From 2003 to 2005, he was vice president of McKibbon Hotel Group. In 2005, he joined the family business, RML Automotive of Little Rock, helping manage auto dealership franchises across the country. He also is a senior adviser to the Markham Group of Little Rock, a political affairs and campaign management firm. read more >