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CBRE Group. Each year CBRE gives the top 50 technology cities a score based on 13 metrics such as college degrees, tech job growth and the concentration of tech jobs in the workforce. The Bay Area, Washington D.C., Seattle, New York and Austin took the top five spots in..."/>
Report: San Diego comes in 16th for tech talent [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Zurich Insurance Company Ltd to acquire 100% of its South African and Botswana operations, Zurich Insurance Company South Africa Limited. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including various regulatory approvals, and is expected to close by the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.. ZICSA represents an expansion of Fairfax's..."/>
Fairfax to Acquire South African Insurer
American Financial Group, Inc. has increased its offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of National Interstate Corp. that are not currently owned by AFG's Great American Insurance Co. subsidiary, from USD 30.00 per share in cash to USD 32 per share in cash, the company said. The proposed transaction will not be subject to a financing condition. The USD 32.00 per share price represents a 41.5% premium over National..."/>
American Financial Group Ups Offer for National Interstate
Equinix, Inc. has closed the transaction for the sale of eight European data centre assets to Digital Realty Trust, Inc. for approximatelyUSD 874 m, the company said. The sale of these data centre assets was required by the European Commission as part of its approval of Equinix's purchase of TelecityGroup plc, which closed inJanuary 2016.. Additionally, Equinix and Digital Realty entered into an agreement for the..."/>
Equinix Sells Eight European Data Centre Assets to Digital Realty Trust for USD 874m
EZCorp Inc. is selling off its Grupo Finmart division. Grupo Finmart, which provides consumer loans to government agency employees in Mexico, will be acquired by Alpha Holding, a consumer lender that does business in Mexico and Colombia. The purchase price is $50 million, although EZCorp said closing adjustments could reduce that price by as much as $10 million."/>
EZCorp's Grupo Finmart division sells for $50 million [Austin American-Statesman]
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. announced today that it has priced a public offering of 5,700,000 shares of common stock at a price of $21.25 per share, for net proceeds of approximately $115.8 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30- day option to purchase up to an additional 855,000 shares.. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the..."/>
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Announces Pricing of Offering of Common Stock
Ventas Inc. said Tuesday it signed an agreement to purchase most of Wexford's life science and medical real estate properties from affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P. The Blackstone Group, a New York-based investment firm, acquired Wexford parent Biomed Realty..."/>
Blackstone sells properties of Baltimore biopark developer for $1.5 billion [The Baltimore Sun]
STAG Industrial, Inc., a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition and operation of single-tenant, industrial properties throughout the United States, today announced its acquisition, disposition and leasing activity for the second quarter of 2016.. For the three months ended June 30, 2016, the Company acquired five buildings for $58.2 million with an Occupancy Rate of 100.0% upon acquisition. The chart below details the..."/>
STAG Industrial Announces Acquisition, Disposition And Leasing Activity For The Second Quarter Of 2016
National Commerce Corporation today announced that it will release its earnings and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 after market close on July 26, 2016. NCC will also host a live audio webcast conference call beginning at 8:00 a.m. Central Time on July 27, 2016 to discuss the results. Investors may call in by dialing 871-0559."/>
National Commerce Corporation Announces Dates of Earnings Release and Conference Call Webcast for Second Quarter 2016 Results
M and A Navigator: Deal pipeline 6 July
Wintrust Financial Corporation today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire First Community Financial Corporation. FCFC is the parent company of First Community Bank, an Illinois state-chartered bank, which operates two banking locations in Elgin, Illinois. As of March 31, 2016, First Community Bank had approximately $178 million in assets, approximately $79 million in loans and approximately $155 million in deposits.."/>
Wintrust Financial Corporation Announces Plans to Acquire First Community Financial Corporation
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. announced today that it has priced its underwritten public offering of 4,800,000 shares of 7.375% Series F Cumulative Preferred Stock at $25.00 per share. Dividends on the Preferred Stock will accrue at a rate of 7.375% per annum on the liquidation preference of $25.00 per share. Settlement of the offering is expected to occur on or about July 13, 2016.."/>
Ashford Trust Prices Public Offering Of Preferred Stock
S/P Global's SNL Kagan broadcast media research analyst group. The TV deal market registered USD 681.2 m, 80% of which came from spinoffs initiated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. to comply with FCC regulations impacting its pending Media General Inc. acquisition, announced back on January 27.. This radio deal market amounted to just USD 47.8 m, its lowest quarterly deal volume in 34 years,..."/>
US Broadcast Station Deal Volume Reaches USD 728.9m in 2Q16, According to S/P Global Report
Simon Property Group, have announced Victoria's Secret, Bath& Body Works, Suit Supply, Stitched and Pinko to join Brickell City Centre's 500,000 square-foot shopping center that will open this November in the heart of Brickell. The five tenants follow a series of announcements..."/>
Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works lead Brickell City Centre's latest announcement of tenants to join the 500,000 square-foot open-air retail center
County Bancorp, Inc., the parent company for Investors Community Bank, announced that the company was added to the Russell 3000 ® Index and the Russell Global ® Index as a result of the annual Russell index reconstitution. The Russell 3000 ® Index measures the performance of the 3,000 largest US-traded stocks based on market capitalization. Russell US Indexes, including the Russell 3000 ®, are the leading US equity benchmarks for institutional..."/>
County Bancorp, Inc. Added to Russell 3000® Index
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. will issue its second quarter earnings release after the market closes on Monday, July 25, 2016.. Berkshire will also conduct a conference call/webcast at 10:00 a.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 to discuss the results for the quarter and provide guidance about expected future results. We encourage participants to pre-register for the conference call using the following link:..."/>
Berkshire Hills Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates
Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.' s ® Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Announcement, scheduled before the market opens on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet at 10:30 AM, Eastern Time on that day. Participants will include David Zalman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tim Timanus, Vice Chairman; and David Hollaway, CPA, Chief Financial Officer."/>
Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.® Invites You To Join Its Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call On The Web

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