The sale of Minneapolis-based Arctic Cat proved something of a proxy for the 2017 Minnesota mergers-and-acquisition trade. Publicly held Arctic Cat, which had just moved 60 employees into new headquarters in the North Loop, was acquired by Rhode Island-based Textron for $247 million. It’s no fun to lose a headquarters company that was starting to get some traction after years of rocky performance. Textron said it would offer most headquarters employees jobs at Arctic Cat’s St.
The stock of GWG Holdings, a low-profile Minneapolis firm in the life policy-settlement business, surged nearly 13 percent Friday to more than $9 per share on news that it striking a large financial transaction with The Beneficient Company of Texas. “This transaction stands to potentially double our assets to over $1.6 billion and quadruple our total equity to over $500 million,” GWG Chief Financial Officer William Acheson said in a statement.
In 1964, the late businessman Doug Dayton applied to join the board of what is now the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. Dayton, 39 at the time, wrote on his application that he had “no special talents.”To the contrary, Dayton, since 1952, had volunteered at a YMCA camp. Dayton, a hands-on guy, had helped plant 100,000 trees at Camp Ihduhapi. And he had plenty of other experience.
Buying and selling of companies tailed off a bit in 2017, but the M&A market, from sale of Arctic Cat to acquisitions by H.B. Fuller and others, points to another good year in 2018... http://strib.mn/2rwLrez
We can do better on health care to cover Americans more broadly, simply, efficiently and effectively. This is interesting, insightful "third way" thinking by Dr. Steve Calvin: Fixing health care: Tricky operation http://strib.mn/2EYTYZg
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".