Posts Tagged ‘mergers’

Itron signs agreement to buy SmartSynch for $100M

JACKSON — Itron Inc. of Liberty Lake, Wash., has signed an agreement to acquire SmartSynch Inc. in a transaction valued at $100 million. The parties said they expect the transaction to close in the second quarter of 2012. “SmartSynch is a compelling strategic acquisition that strengthens our position in the industry and with our energy […] [...]

Carr, Riggs & Ingram merges with Georgia accounting firm

by Published: February 6,2012

Tags: accountants, accounting, acquisitions, expansion, footprint, mergers

MADISON — Accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) continues to expand its Southern footprint. BowenPhillips LLP, an accounting firm in South Georgia with locations in Tifton and Valdosta, has joined the ranks of CRI. With this merger, CRI has 30 locations strong with more than 700 professionals. William H. Carr, chairman and managing partner […] [...]

Winn-Dixie shareholders to vote on proposed BI-LO deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will hold a special meeting of shareholders at Winn-Dixie’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., March 9. The purpose of the meeting will be to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of Dec. 16, 2011, pursuant […] [...]

Bi-Lo buying Winn-Dixie for $560M

by Published: December 19,2011

Tags: acquisitions, food, grocers, grocery stores, mergers, retail

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold for $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said today, creating a large grocery operator in the South. The combined company will have about 690 stores and 63,000 workers in eight states in the southern U.S. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will become a privately held subsidiary […] [...]

Mississippi banks still confront headwinds others have left behind

by Published: October 23,2011

Tags: closings, mergers, Mississippi banks, return-on-assets

Profits of Mississippi banks held more firmly at the outset of the nationwide banking crisis in December 2008, but today banks outside of Mississippi are out-performing those in the Magnolia State. The good news, according to banking consultant Brandon Roberts, is that earnings appear to have reached the bottom for the nation and Mississippi and […] [...]

Mississippi State merges two more units

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s Entrepreneurship Center and Office of Technology Commercialization now are merged in a move designed to enhance the university’s relationships with business and industry. The new Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer continues efforts to boost efficiency and the land-grant institution’s efforts to capture, protect, manage and accelerate the commercialization of […] [...]

Hancock sees earnings climb post-merger

by Published: January 19,2011

Tags: banking and finance, mergers

GULFPORT – Just off its pre-Christmas announcement of a planned acquisition of Gulf South competitor Whitney National Bank, Hancock Holding Co. is reporting a fourth quarter net income increase of 14.6 percent over the previous quarter and 27.9 percent over the fourth quarter of 2009. New Orleans-based Whitney Holding Corp., parent of Whitney National Bank, […] [...]

Ross says no talk of college mergers

JACKSON — College Board president Scott Ross says the board has had no discussions about merging any of Mississippi’s public universities. Ross told lawmakers yesterday that the board assumed Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposal to merge eight universities into five was “dead on arrival” because the House Universities Committee chairman opposes it. Ross’ comments prompted murmurs […] [...]

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