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NY publisher acquires foreign law weekly

New York-based ALM announced Tuesday that it has bought the international publication Legal Week, reuniting it with its former sister company. The purchaser said the deal would strengthen ALM’s presence in Europe and Asian and add to the company’s portfolio ...

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Major local accounting firms merge

Two local accounting firms have combined to offer service in five locations in Western New York. The merger between Rochester-based Insero & Co. CPAs  and Ciaschi, Dietershagen, Little, Mickelson & Company, LLP (CDLM) took place January 1, the firms announced. ...

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Sale of Daily Record’s parent finalized

Locally based GateHouse Media, LLC said Monday that its parent company, New Media Investment Group, has completed its purchase of the Business Information Division of Dolan LLC, which includes The Daily Record. The announcement came in a letter to Dolan ...

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NY group with Pittsford ties to buy Daily Record’s parent

The parent company of The Daily Record has been sold. New Media Investment Group Inc. announced Friday that it had acquired the business information unit of Dolan LLC and its 39 print and online publications, which include The Daily Record. ...

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EFPR Group makes acquisition in Florida

EFPR Group LLP has announced the acquisition of its first accounting practice in the Florida market. EFPR Group has purchased the firm of S. Barrie Godown, Certified Public Accountants, located in Jupiter, Florida. The transaction is effective Jan. 1, 2016. ...

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LexisNexis acquires Lex Machina

On Monday, LexisNexis announced that it has acquired Silicon Valley-based Lex Machina, creators of the award-winning Legal Analytics platform that helps law firms and companies excel in the business and practice of law. Lex Machina proved the value of Legal ...

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KeyCorp strikes $4.1B deal for rival bank First Niagara

CLEVELAND — KeyCorp will expand deeper into the Northeast with a $4.1 billion deal to buy First Niagara Financial Group and create the 13th largest commercial bank in the United States. Cleveland-based KeyCorp said Friday that it will pay a ...

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Lakelet Advisory Group acquiring companies

Lakelet Advisory Group is providing turnaround management to support middle market businesses facing financial challenges. As of Sept. 1, Lakelet is offering necessary capital to such companies (subject to meeting its criteria and diligence processes). Lakelet’s target investments are financial distressed ...

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Two firms combine, create large Buffalo office

The law partnerships of Bond, Schoeneck and King PLLC and Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP voted Wednesday to combine, creating a 51-lawyer Bond office in Buffalo. The new office will expand available services, better position Bond to meet the legal ...

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Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

WASHINGTON — The leaders of two major health insurers planning separate multi-billion dollar acquisitions made the case for the deals to Congress as senators questioned whether they would hurt competition and raise prices for consumers. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem ...

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Betlem acquires other firm’s assets

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John Betlem Heating & Cooling has completed a merger in which the 74-year-old company acquired the assets of Lang Heating & Cooling. Lang, which was headquartered in Webster and had a branch office in Canandaigua, was 67 years old. Kathy ...

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Harris buying defense contractor Exelis in $4.4 deal

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Communications and information technology company Harris is buying Exelis in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $4.4 billion. The new company will have approximately 23,000 workers worldwide, including 9,000 engineers and scientists. Exelis, the former defense unit ...

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