1. Articles in category: Transaction Services

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    1. Accounting and Reporting for Business Combinations

      From reaching new geographic markets to expanding product offerings, mergers, acquisitions, and other types of business combinations offer many benefits to the parties involved. However, the initial accounting for the business combination can be complicated and often requires extensive time and effort. The authoritative accounting and reporting guidance for business combinations under US GAAP is included in Topic 805, Business Combinations, of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification.

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    2. CFOs Spending More Time on Strategic Guidance | CPA Practice Advisor

      A new survey finds that chief financial officers (CFOs) are spending more than a third of their time as strategic advisers, taking on roles well beyond traditional financial management. The 2017 CFO Survey from Grant Thornton LLP also finds that 40 percent of CFOs identify strategic planning as one of their top priorities – only slightly behind more expected activities like increasing cash flow (45 percent) and reducing costs (41 percent).

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    3. CEOs Don’t Care Enough About Capital Allocation

      CEOs Don’t Care Enough About Capital Allocation

      In his 1987 letter to investors, Warren Buffet made the following observation: “the heads of many companies are not skilled in capital allocation, and … it is not surprising because most bosses rise to the top because they have excelled in an area such as marketing, production, engineering, administration or, sometimes, institutional politics.” A quarter century later, not much seems to have changed: fewer than five out of the 100 CEOs on HBR’s 2014 list of best-performing CEOs even mention “return on capital” on their official biography — and none of those five lead companies listed in the Dow Jones Industrial ...

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    4. Construction Mergers and Acquisitions Soared in 2014

      Construction Mergers and Acquisitions Soared in 2014

      The engineering and construction industry recorded a strong finish to its merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for 2014, according to Engineering growth, a quarterly analysis of the global deal activity in the engineering and construction industry by PwC US. In 2014, the industry saw 218 deals worth more than $50 million and a total deal value of $172 billion—a value that’s more than triple from last year’s total of $55 billion and slightly below the 10-year high set in 2007.

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    5. TriBridge aquires 244-unit Raleigh apartment community

      TriBridge aquires 244-unit Raleigh apartment community

      Atlanta-based TriBridge Residential has acquired 401 Oberlin, a 244-unit apartment community in Raleigh, N. C., in an off-market transaction. The property was purchased in a joint venture with affiliates of Hartford Investment Management Company (HIMCO), which acted as their investment advisor, according to TridBridge, an apartment investment and management company. The mid-rise mixed-use building was built in 2014. It is adjacent to Cameron Village, a premier retail and dining destination, the…

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    6. Recall acquires Business Records Management in $77M deal

      Recall acquires Business Records Management in $77M deal

      Norcross-based Recall Holdings Limited has acquired Business Records Management LLC for $77 million. The purchase is the company's sixth acquisition since the start of the fiscal year in July. Pittsburg-based Business Records Management has storage facilities servicing more than 4,700 clients across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Maryland.

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    7. New Online Valuation System Designed for Small Businesses

      New Online Valuation System Designed for Small Businesses

      Valuations.com has launched its new interactive business valuation platform. Through the free platform, the approximately 27.9* million small business owners in the United States are able to find out what their business is worth and how they compare to the market, with absolutely no signup required. Currently, obtaining a business valuation is very time consuming and expensive for many small and medium-sized businesses.

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    8. Atlanta software firm Vendormate acquired by GHX - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Atlanta software firm Vendormate acquired by GHX - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Atlanta-based software firm Vendormate Inc. will be acquired by Global Healthcare Exchange, a hospital supply-chain technology company. Vendormate, which provides vendor relationship management software, serves as a bridge between health-care providers and suppliers. The ATDC company is led by Andy Monin. Financial terms were not disclosed. Private equity-owned Vendormate will add vendor credentialing capabilities to Louisville, Colo.-based GHX's supply chain portfolio.

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    9. Industry Sees High Merger and Acquisition Activity in Q3

      Industry Sees High Merger and Acquisition Activity in Q3

      Merger and acquisition activity in the engineering and construction industry accelerated during the third quarter of 2014, according to a report by tax and financial consulting firm PwC US. The number of transactions exceeding $50 million increased 40 percent compared to the previous quarter. Announced deals totaled $28 billion—significantly less than the $75 billion recorded in the second quarter of 2014, but still among the highest on record.

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    10. State Bank Financial Corp. merges with Bank of Atlanta

      State Bank Financial Corp. merges with Bank of Atlanta

      State Bank Financial Corp. completed its merger with Atlanta Bancorporation Inc. for $25.2 million. Bank of Atlanta, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlanta Bancorporation, merged into State Bank and Trust Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of State Bank Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: STBZ). The conversion of Bank of Atlanta’s systems into State Bank’s existing systems is expected to be completed in December. At June 30, 2014, Bank of Atlanta had $195 million of total assets and $157 million of deposits. At…

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    11. Windham Brannon acquires Latitude Growth Partners

      Windham Brannon acquires Latitude Growth Partners

      Windham Brannon bought an Atlanta boutique consulting and advisory firm and launched a new practice. Atlanta-based Windham Brannon announced Sept. 18 Tom Leahey, a founding partner of Atlanta-based Latitude Growth Partners, will lead its new Strategic Growth Advisory Practice. The new practice aims to help companies that don’t have the internal resources required to navigate through periods of strategic inflection points, which typically involve high growth.

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    12. Argonne Capital buys The Lube Stop

      Argonne Capital buys The Lube Stop

      Argonne Capital Group LLC bought The Lube Stop Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

      Cleveland-based Lube Stop employs more than 250 people and runs 37 automotive maintenance locations in the Cleveland and Akron-Canton, Ohio, areas.

      “Argonne has spent considerable time trying to find the right investment in the automotive service space,” said Karl Jaeger, managing director at Argonne Capital Group, in a statement. “With our acquisition of Lube Stop, we’ve found a stable platform and strong brand…

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    13. Broadtree grows Atlanta housing portfolio

      Broadtree grows Atlanta housing portfolio

      Broadtree Homes bought 127 single-family rental homes in the Atlanta market from The Dominion Group for about $10 million.

      Rochester, N.Y.-based Broadtree, a private real estate investment company managed by Broadstone Real Estate LLC, said it plans to acquire up to 50 more homes in Atlanta under the current contract, bringing the total acquisition price to $14 million.

      “The purchase will strengthen Broadtree’s holdings and establish a meaningful and well-defined portfolio of rented homes in…

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    14. VRA Partners, LLC Acted as Private Placement Agent to LogFire, LLC on its $8.25 million Series A Financing | VRA Partners

      ATLANTA (June 23, 2014) – VRA Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that LogFire, LLC (“LogFire”), the leading multi-tenant, cloud-based warehousing and in-store inventory management and fulfillment platform provider, has completed an $8.25 million Series A financing.  The investment was led by Edison Ventures with participation from Fulcrum Equity Partners (“Fulcrum”).  The financing will accelerate LogFire’s growth, drive innovation and strengthen efforts to further penetrate the cloud-based supply chain market globally across diverse industries.  VRA Partners acted as the exclusive private placement agent for LogFire on the equity financing.  The transaction closed on June 13, 2014.

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    15. Strategic Exit & Liquidity Options: Private Equity Recapitalizations

      When it is time to consider your exit strategy, a private equity recapitalization (or sponsored recap) is just one of several transaction alternatives you will have. For the business owner seeking substantial liquidity, but still desiring to continue to drive the business forward, or for the owner looking for capital to grow the company, a sponsored recap maybe the best fit. In these transactions, a private equity group (PEG) acquires an interest in the company with the agreement that the owner and his or her team will stay on to grow the business both organically and likely through acquisitions as ...

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    16. Veracity acquires Vanco Services

      Veracity acquires Vanco Services

      Payment transaction processing services company Veracity Payment Solutions bought Vanco Services LLC for an undisclosed amount.

      Minnetonka, Minn.-based Vanco provides electronic payment services to faith-based organizations, health-care organizations, financial institutions, nonprofits, schools and municipalities.

      Atlanta-based Veracity and Vanco will be rebranded as “Vanco Payment Solutions.” The organization now serves a combined total of more than 38,000 clients nationwide and processes…

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