Mergers


KCK manufacturer acquired by Fortune 500 company

Locally-headquartered protective coating manufacturer VersaFlex has been acquired by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based PPG Industries Inc. DalFort Capital Partners, owner VersaFlex, made a definitive agreement with PPG. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. VersaFlex is based in Kansas City, Kan.… more

Garmin acquires tech provider GEOS Worldwide

Garmin Ltd. acquired a Houston-area company that provides emergency monitoring and incident response services, including to its inReach personal satellite communicators. Garmin said Tuesday that it had purchased substantially all the assets of GEOS Worldwide Ltd. and its subsidiaries for… more

Parent of Springfield-based Bass Pro acquires competitor

Great American Outdoors Group, parent company of Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and White River Marine Group, will acquire Sportsman’s Warehouse for $785 million in cash, according to The Street. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021. Once the deal closes, Sportsman’s Warehouse will offer… more

Ameren acquires its first Missouri wind energy center

The first of two planned investments in Missouri-based wind generation has closed for Ameren Missouri with its acquisition of High Prairie Renewable Energy Center. Located in northeast Missouri, High Prairie Renewable is a 400-megawatt project in Adair and Schuyler counties, and… more

Black & Veatch to sell Water Europe, Water Asia businesses to overseas environmental consultancy

A deal that will see the transfer of Black & Veatch’s Water Europe and Water Asia businesses is expected to close over the next several weeks. Overland Park-based Black & Veatch announced it is in the process of finalizing a… more

Healthcare IT company Cerner announces $375M acquisition

Health IT giant Cerner plans to acquire the health division of London-based Kantar Group for $375 million. The buy is expected to advance clinical research development. Kantar Health provides data, analytics, and research to the life sciences industry. With this acquisition,… more

Pivot International takes Saint Louis firm in large acquisition

On of the largest acquisitions in company history has closed for metro-based Pivot International, according to owner and CEO Mark Dohnalek. The acquisition of Digital Concepts near St. Louis roughly doubles the number of employees working for Pivot with 350… more

Terracon makes another acquisition with Phoenix-based company

With 150 U.S. offices and over 5,000 employees, Olathe-based Terracon has announced its acquisition of Phoenix-based Environmental Planning Group (EPG). This acquisition by Terracon is its tenth in the last three years, since 2017. Since being founded in the mid-60s,… more

Olathe-based Torotel, Inc. to merge with TT Electronics

Torotel, Inc. recently entered into a definitive merger agreement with TT Electronics in a cash deal worth $43.4 million. Olathe-based Torotel specializes in the custom design, manufacture and sale of a variety of precision magnetic components for the defense, aerospace… more

Transitions 2020: Structuring the Deal

Retirement may beckon, or you may simply be looking for a second act in a business. Whatever your motivation, you’ve made the call: It’s time to prepare your business for a sale. If your primary consideration going into that process… more