First Horizon and IBERIABANK Agree to “Merger of Equals”
First Horizon National Corporation and IBERIABANK Corporation are combining in a transaction that is expected to create one of the largest financial services institutions in the southern United States.
The two companies announced today (Nov. 4) that they have entered into an agreement to combine in an “all-stock merger of equals.” Read the full story here.
University of Arkansas Launches Collegiate Startup Competition
With its increasing number of accelerators, entrepreneur resource companies and major industry partners, Arkansas is quickly developing a reputation as an epicenter for startups in the United States.
The University of Arkansas’ Office of Entrepreneurship is hoping to build on that reputation as they launch a new startup competition. Read the full story here.
Gov. Hutchinson Announces 57 Appointments to State Boards
Approximately 60 individuals have been named to state boards, commission or positions recently by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
He has made 57 appointments to boards including the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board to commissions such as the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Read the full story here.
Stryker Buying Wright Medical Group in $4 Billion Deal
Medical technology company Stryker Corporation is acquiring Wright Medical Group in a $4 billion transaction. The total enterprise value of the acquisition, once debt is factored in, is estimated at $5.4 billion.
According to Stryker chairman and CEO Kevin Lobo, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company is buying Wright Medical to complement Stryker’s extremities and trauma divisions. Read the full story here.
Harry Thomason to Discuss New Memoir at Clinton Center
In his new memoir Brother Dog: Southern Tales & Hollywood Adventures, Arkansas film and television producer Harry Thomason lays out his story of growing up in the Natural State and his rise to fame as a filmmaker and friend to the stars.
Thomason will be speaking at the Clinton Presidential Center on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m., as part of the Clinton School Speaker Series. Read the full story here.