Mergers


ProPharma Group Acquires Large Competitor

ProPharma Group has announced the acquisition of Washington D.C.-based The Weinberg Group, which also provides regulatory and compliance services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. “This acquisition further solidifies ProPharma Group’s position as a leading, globally integrated pharmaceutical… more

Bank of Blue Valley Merging into Morrill & Janes

The parent companies of two prominent Johnson County banks, Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Co. and Bank of Blue Valley, have reached a merger agreement that will allow M&J parent Heartland Financial USA to acquire Bank of Blue Valley.… more

DEG Acquired by UK Company for $150M

Dentsu Aegis Network of the UK announced today that it had acquired Overland Park-based DEG, one of the region's most consistent fast-growth companies over the past 15 years. Terms of the deal were not announced, but The Wall Street Journal… more

Acendas Travel Expands Across Missouri

In a move that is on track with the company’s desire to grow, Acendas Travel of Kansas City has expanded its operations across the Show-Me-State. Acendas announced this week it has acquired St.Louis-based Gwin’s Travel, which has offices in Kirkwood,… more

Kansas City-Based McRuer Acquired by St. Louis Audit and Accounting Firm

St. Louis audit and accounting firm UHY has acquired Kansas City-based McRuer & Associates.   McRuer, which has consistently been on Ingram’s top accounting firms list, has served the Kansas City community through its accounting, tax planning and consulting services… more

Two Law Firms Merge to Create a Top 10 Power

Two area law firms announced today that they were combining in a merger that ranks among the biggest involving firms from the Kansas City area. Rouse Frets Gentile Rhodes and White Goss have formed Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes,… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Sprint to Sell Headquarters, Lease Back the Space It Needs

In a move that heralds the changing nature of Sprint's relationship with the region, the telecom giant has announced its plans to sell its Overland Park campus and lease only the space the company needs. Sprint's CEO, Michel Combes, announced… more

DST Systems to Sell for $5.4 Billion

As it turns out, the 2014 purchase of DST Global Systems by SS&C was just an encore act: The Connecticut-based technology company announced this morning that it would pay $5.4 billion to acquire DST Systems, one of Kansas City's biggest… more

KU Health System Adds Topeka’s St. Francis

 The University of Kansas Health System and Ardent Health Services have announced completion of their purchase of St. Francis Health, a move that will keep the financially struggling Topeka hospital's doors open. In a news release issued this morning, the… more