Capital Markets

The Story Of Ability Network, An Under-The-Radar Co. That Landed $550M

Investors poured half a billion dollars into a firm that many Minnesotans have never heard of.

April 21, 2014

Regulators Block Jostens’ Planned $486M Acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission voted to block Jostens’ planned acquisition of American Achievement Group Holding Corporation; Jostens abandoned the deal, saying that fighting regulators would be costly.

April 21, 2014

St. Jude Medical headquarters

St. Jude Medical’s Profits Up 12 Percent

The increase in sales for the medical device manufacturer’s implanted defibrillators and pacemakers contributed to its strong first quarter.

April 16, 2014

MN Glass Company’s Profits Up 80 Percent

Apogee Enterprises’ full-year revenue totaled $771.4 million and the company hopes to reach $1 billion by 2016.

April 14, 2014

Ability Network Draws $550M Investment

The Minneapolis-based health care IT company continues to grow.

April 08, 2014

Waseca’s Brown Printing To Be Sold For $100M

Wisconsin-based Quad/Graphics, Inc., is buying the large Minnesota printing company.

April 07, 2014

Techne Invests $10M In Startup And Eyes Acquisition

After making a $10 million equity investment in CyVek, Inc., Techne Corporation said it plans to acquire the entire company if it meets certain performance benchmarks.

April 07, 2014

Trustee Seeks To Expand The Scope Of Petters Clawbacks

The bankruptcy trustee attempting to round up “false profits” tied to the Tom Petters Ponzi scheme wants permission to pursue “clawback” claims in 26 countries around the world.

April 03, 2014

Polaris Sportsman

Polaris Buys Wisconsin-Based Kolpin Outdoors

Polaris said the acquisition of the powersports accessories manufacturer will bolster its growing parts, garments, and accessories business.

April 02, 2014

Report: Bluestem Brands For Sale, Could Fetch $1B

According to multiple news reports, the owners of Bluestem Brands have hired banks to seek buyers for the company, which generated more than $830 million in revenue last year.

March 27, 2014

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