2011


September 15, 2011

FireHost, Inc. Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by The Stephens Group, LLC

Investors Confident in FireHost’s Position as The Go-To Cloud Host for Security. FireHost, a secure cloud hosting company, announces today a growth investment by The Stephens Group, LLC, as well as earlier-round investors. This capital infusion validates FireHost’s position that security is a top priority for businesses using the cloud and will help the company […]

May 4, 2011

Brand Group Holdings Completes $200 Million Capital Raise

Investments by Carlyle, Stephens Group, the Cousins Family and Others, Make Brand Group One of the Best Capitalized Bank Holding Companies in Georgia.  Brand Group Holdings, Inc. (Brand Group), which is the parent holding company of The Brand Banking Co. (Brand Bank), announced today that it has completed its $200 million capital raising effort led […]

May 3, 2011

First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. Announces Closing of $46.3 million Investment from Bear State Financial Holdings, LLC

First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFBH) (the “Company”) today announced the closing of the planned $46.3 million investment in the Company by Bear State Financial Holdings, LLC (“Bear State”). In the transaction, Bear State received 15,425,262 shares of the Company’s common stock and a warrant to purchase two million additional shares of the […]

March 1, 2011

Shale-Inland Acquires Main Steel Polishing Company, Inc.

Established a National Footprint in Stainless Steel and Aluminum Processing Combines Stamping and Fabricating Operations in the Midwest Partnership with The Stephens Group of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Shale-Inland Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Craig T. Bouchard, announced Shale-Inland’s acquisition of 100% of the stock of Main Steel Polishing Company, Inc., which is based in […]

February 16, 2011

Spitzer Industries Announces Acquisition of Advanced Inspection Technologies

Spitzer Industries, Inc. (“Spitzer”) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Advanced Inspection Technologies (“AIT”), a company based in Houston. AIT specializes in performing advanced Nondestructive Testing (NDT) of welds and base materials, using phased array ultrasonic testing and computed radiography. The acquisition also furthers Spitzer’s world class fabrication capabilities with deeper welding engineering […]