Mergers


Amazon Looking at AMC Buy?

AMC Theatres, which has been closed and reportedly facing bankruptcy during the COVID-19 pandemic, might look like a good bet for one of the world's biggest companies. A report came out recently that Amazon is looking to acquire the Overland… more

Orbis Biosciences Acquired

Lenexa-based Orbis Biosciences was purchased by New Jersey-based Adare Pharmaceuticals. Adare made the purchase to improve its tech pharma business.  “The acquisition by Adare will globalize the reach of our technologies and services,” said Maria Flynn, president and CEO of… more

Euronet Worldwide Expands in U.S. With Acquisition

Euronet Worldwide might be based in Leawood, but most of the consumer financial services it provides, such as banking ATMs, are found overseas. That is changing with its acquisition of Dolphin Debit, a full-service ATM outsourcing company with 1,900 of… more

Five Elms Capital Invests in TX Software Business

Overland Park-based Five Elms Capital, which invests in business-to-business software companies, has invested in an Austin, Texas-based SaaS firm. Though details about the investment amount were not released Fred Coulson, Five Elms' founder and managing partner, will take a board… more

Peoples Bank Buying Triumph Premium Finance

Kansas City-based Triumph Premium Finance, which provides financial services for customers to purchase property and casualty insurance products through a network of independent insurance agency customers across the country, is being acquired by Peoples Bank, based in Ohio. Triumph recorded… more

Greater KC, Wyandotte County United Ways Merging

The United Way of Greater Kansas City and the United Way of Wyandotte County are set to merge. The boards of both organizations have decided to combine on July 1 after studying the measure for a year. The United Way… more

Tallgrass Shareholders Approve $4B Buyout

One of the biggest deals of 2019 has closed. Shareholders of Leawood-based Tallgrass Energy, LP, have approved the $4-billion sale of the company to private-equity giant Blackstone, Spain-based energy corporation Enagas and other interests. The investors paid $22.45 each for… more

Transitions 2020: Locking Up Key Talent

Business owners looking to sell, often after a lifetime’s work, may think they’ve paved the way for a buyer’s due diligence by tidying up their books, preparing all the regulation compliance and tax documentation, tightening up receivables and getting the… more

Creative Planning Buys Wichita-Based Coe Financial

Overland Park-based Creative Planning has acquired Coe Financial Services, an RIA firm based in Wichita with $126 million in assets under management. The firm provides financial planning and investment-management services. Coe was founded in 1983 by managing director Richard Coe.… more

M&A Update: A Whole New World

A new update on the Kansas City M&A market issued by one of the leading firms in that space confirms what most might have anticipated: That space today is much different than just a month ago.  So concludes the leadership… more