Mergers


Academy Bank Closes KCB Deal

The parent institution of Academy Bank has closed on its acquisition of KCB Bank from Kearney-based Bancshares of Missouri. KCB had just under $243.2 million in assets as of the end of June.  Academy, owned by Dickinson Financial Corp., adds… more

Team Drive-Away Has a New Private-Equity Owner

Olathe-base Team Drive-Away, a commercial vehicle logistics provider specializing in Class 8 truck drive-away delivery, was sold by one private-equity firm to another. The Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle Group acquired the company, which is number 97 in the Ingram's Corporate Report… more

Country Club Bank Snaps Up Olathe’s Bank of the Prairie

The Kansas City-area local bank mergers keep coming. Country Club Bank parent CCB Financial is purchasing Olathe-based Bank of the Prairie, in a deal expected to close during next year's second quarter. It's the latest in a string of deals… more

KC Area Leads Kansas Job Growth

Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area led the rest of the state in job growth over the past year, according to the recently released Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2019 Kansas Economic Report. Total employment in the area,… more

KC Demand for Office, Industrial Space Remains Steady in Q3

Tenants in the office and industrial sectors of commercial real estate haven't stopped leasing space in 2019, despite a lot of chatter about a coming slowdown in the U.S. economy, according to new reports by brokerage firm JLL. On the… more

State AG Lawsuits Against Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Keep Coming

Pennsylvania is the latest state to join a coalition of 18 attorneys general suing to challenge Sprint's merger with T-Mobile, and an analyst said that if they are successful in court, T-Mobile would likely back out of the deal.  “The… more

It’s For Real: John Sherman Buying the Royals

The Kansas City Royals will soon have a new owner, after less than a week of speculation that long-time Kansas City businessman John Sherman near a deal to acquire the team. Sherman, currently a minority owner of the Cleveland Indians,… more

The Royals Fate: From Fear to Excitement

When Matt Condon first heard a rumor earlier this week that the Kansas City Royals were being acquired, his first reaction was: Uh-oh... Then the CEO of Bardavon Health Innovations--and former chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce--heard… more

Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more