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Top 10 M&A transactions in Louisiana in 2021

By: G. F. Gay Le Breton and Ryan Gerton January 13, 2022  https://bit.ly/3zWgxeR Louisiana experienced a record year for merger and acquisition activity in 2021, with 208 announced or closed transactions disclosed, involving a Louisiana target, buyer or seller. The figure is …

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Post-Katrina startup sales top November M&A activity

By: G. F. Gay Le Breton and Ryan Gerton December 15, 2021https://bit.ly/31WhF5V Three more post-Hurricane Katrina startups agreed to sell in November, including Mandeville-based Sunpro Solar. Sunpro signed a deal with national home-security company ADT Inc. for an estimated purchase price of …

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Startup transactions top October M&A activity

By: G. F. Gay Le Breton and Ryan Gerton November 15, 2021  https://bit.ly/3cecQGi Last month’s blockbuster announcement that New Orleans tech startup Lucid Holdings is selling to Swedish software firm Cint Group for $1.1 billion overshadowed the news of other …

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Levelset’s $500M sale tops September M&A activity

By: G. F. Gay Le Breton and Ryan Gerton October 18, 2021 https://bit.ly/2YZ32gJ The standout Louisiana M&A transaction in September was the announcement that Express Lien (doing business as Levelset) will sell to publicly-traded construction management software company Procore, Inc. in a transaction …

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BBQ products, dog magazine top July M&A activity

August 10, 2021 By: G. F. Gay Le Breton and Ryan Gertonhttps://bit.ly/3kqOluI Baton Rouge-based BBQGuys is planning to go public through a transaction with Velocity Acquisition Corp., a blank-check firm, less than a year after it sold to Brand Velocity Partners. …

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2 Louisiana companies make strategic moves in August

September 20, 2021 By: G. F. Gay Le Breton and Ryan Gerton https://bit.ly/39nCGq0 August saw one of the largest deals involving a Louisiana company over the past 10 years, when Monroe-based telecom giant Lumen Technologies, Inc. agreed to sell a portion …

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Ryan Gerton Promoted to Associate

August 21, 2021 – The Board of Directors of Chaffe & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ryan Gerton, ASA has been promoted to Associate. Ryan has been with the company since 2016. He is a Research Analyst in …

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Financial Analyst Achieves ASA Credential

August 19, 2021 – Chaffe & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Financial Analyst, Ryan Gerton, achieved his ASA credential earlier this month. Ryan began working at Chaffe in 2016 after his graduation from Texas Tech University. The Accredited …

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Energy industry at top of June M&A transactions

July 13, 2021 By: G. F. Gay Le Breton and Ryan Gerton  https://bit.ly/3keKXDe Aided by the recovery of oil prices since their descent into negative territory in April 2020, Louisiana’s energy industry has seen a 50% jump in merger and acquisition activity …

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New Orleans transactions top April M&A activity

May 17, 2021 By: G. F. Gay Le Breton and Ryan Gerton  https://bit.ly/3vF1jr9 Two New Orleans hotels changed hands last month as the hospitality industry begins to recover from more than a year of pandemic shutdown. Dallas hotelier Mark Wyant sold The …

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