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The return of RVA 25

The return of RVA 25

Michael Schwartz July 30, 2014 0

BizSense is once again looking to find the fastest growing companies in Richmond. The application process is now open for our popular RVA 25 list and event. And this year we’ll celebrate on top

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Memphis firm targets Richmond wealth

Memphis firm targets Richmond wealth

Michael Schwartz July 30, 2014 0

A Tennessee-based financial firm has opened a branch of its wealth management division in the local market, adding to the investment banking operations it has had here since 2010. It has a veteran of

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Q&A: Six months at the top

Q&A: Six months at the top

Michael Schwartz July 29, 2014 1

BizSense caught up with Union First Market Bank CEO Billy Beale last week to talk about Union’s first two quarters after a major merger, whether the performance of the combined bank has lived up

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Markel hauls in another deal

Markel hauls in another deal

Michael Schwartz July 24, 2014 0

The insurance firm added to its eccentric portfolio with the purchase of a Georgia trailer company

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Trading Day: Local SEC filings for 7.24.14

Trading Day: Local SEC filings for 7.24.14

Michael Schwartz July 24, 2014 0

A local exec cashes out on a $2M stock option. A downtown REIT has two hotel acquisitions in the works. And Richmond's king of tobacco provides an update on the roll out of its

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DealFlow: Local investment banking roundup for 7.23.14

DealFlow: Local investment banking roundup for 7.23.14

Michael Schwartz July 23, 2014 0

Hundreds of millions of dollars in deals closed by local investment banking firms in the last month including IPOs, debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

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Local fro-yo chain leaps into Africa

Local fro-yo chain leaps into Africa

Michael Schwartz July 21, 2014 0

A Richmond-based frozen yogurt brand is continuing its international expansion with a deal to bring locations to the Egyptian cities of Cairo and Alexandria.

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Richmond lures another bank from the Northern Neck

Richmond lures another bank from the Northern Neck

Michael Schwartz July 17, 2014 0

Another rural Virginia bank has entered the Richmond market with a commercial lender who was formerly employed by one of its rivals.

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Local bank merger market stays hot

Local bank merger market stays hot

Michael Schwartz July 16, 2014 0

The deal between TowneBank and Franklin Federal Savings Bank is the third M&A transaction announced this year involving a Richmond bank and the fourth in the last 12 months, further illustrating that the trend

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