Ohio Company Acquires McKinney-based Bakery, Dessert Maker Cookies-n-Milk

by | Jan 25, 2023

McKinney-based bakery and dessert manufacturer Cookies-n-Milk has been acquired by Ohio-based JTM Foods, a portfolio company of Tenex Capital Management, a New York City-based investment firm.

Dallas-based Pinecrest Capital Partners served as exclusive adviser to Cookies-n-Milk in the deal. No financial terms of the deal were released.

Founded in 1993 by Mike and Cindy Blasko, Cookies-n-Milk historically has produced fully baked cookies, brownies, blondies, and doughnut holes, and recently has become a leader in the edible cookie dough category....

Charles Schwab Corp. Acquires The Family Wealth Alliance
by | Jan 24, 2023
Westlake-based Schwab said that Schwab Advisor Services and The Family Wealth Alliance will deliver the collective capabilities of industrywide relationships, thought leadership resources, and connections—along with technology—to drive growth and success for professionals and organizations focused on ultra-high net worth clients.
Integrity Hits $40B in Assets Under Management and Advisement with Acquisition of Gladstone Wealth Partners
by | Jan 11, 2023
Dallas-based Integrity Marketing said the acquisition is one of the largest transactions in its history, and will accelerate its strategy by strengthening its holistic offerings for financial planning and amplifying its wealth management expertise. The $40 billion figure is double what Integrity had under management and advisement just two years ago.

Exponential Technology Group Buys Australian Tech Business Braemac

by | Dec 29, 2022
As a subsidiary of TTI Inc., XTG and its parent company, Mansfield-based Mouser, are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies run by billionaire Warren Buffett.  Braemac, based in Sydney, Australia, has 17 offices globally and offers support from design through to product realization.
COMSovereign Sells Sky Sapience Tethered Drone Unit for $1.8M Cash
by | Dec 22, 2022
COMSovereign Holding Corp., the Dallas-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G communication systems and solutions, is selling its Israel-based Sky Sapience tethered drone unit to Titan Innovations for $1.8 million. The deal will allow COMSovereign to refocus efforts on its 4G LTE and 5G wireless connectivity solutions, the company said. "Sky Sapience's proprietary fiber optic tether technology makes it an ideal platform for military, borders, and civilian applications," said Titan Innovations CEO Yahav Regev.
S2 Capital Hires New Head of Capital Formation, Investor Relations
by | Dec 16, 2022

Patrick Connell has joined Dallas-based S2 Capital as head of capital formation and investor relations of the national private investment firm that focuses on residential real estate.

Connell will lead fundraising and manage S2’s growing relationships with sophisticated institutional investors globally. He will also lead the firm’s investor relations team and open the New York office....

Granite Properties, Highwoods Properties Buy McKinney & Olive in Uptown Dallas
by | Dec 16, 2022
The 20-story, 507,000-square-foot McKinney & Olive offers premium office space, 50,000 square feet of retail, and a one-acre piazza surrounded by walkable amenities not far from Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District. Designed by architect César Pelli, the building opened in 2016 and quickly became an Uptown Dallas icon.

Dallas Hover Energy Acquires Shine Ahead of Global Rollout of Wind-Powered Microgrid

by | Dec 7, 2022
As the demand for renewable energy solutions continues to increase, Dallas-based Hover Energy is proactively positioning itself in the market. With its strategic acquisition of Shine Development Partners—a firm with decades of experience financing solar and battery storage projects—Hover plans to expand on its patented wind-powered microgrid technology ahead of scale production rollouts.

CEO Chris Griffin notes that this move enables them to manage growth effectively by providing "depth of value and expertise" around worldwide Microgrid development initiatives.
Highlander Partners Acquires Drone-Countering Liteye Systems
by | Nov 28, 2022
Liteye develops, integrates, and manufactures Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems that neutralize hostile drone threats. The acquisition follows Highlander's forming of High Point Aerotechnologies, which focuses on the rapidly evolving C-UAS and UAS industries.
CBRE Acquires Full Spectrum Group for $110M, Boosting Lab Solutions for Life Sciences Hubs
by | Nov 10, 2022
CBRE said the acquisition complements its existing global Integrated Laboratory Solutions capabilities for occupier clients in the fast-growing research and laboratory equipment sector. The deal "positions CBRE to self-deliver an impressive range of scientific laboratory maintenance and repair services," says John Dunstan, CEO of GWS/Enterprise at CBRE.
Asana Partners Acquires Fort Worth’s Foundry District from M2G Ventures
by | Sep 26, 2022
Asana Partners shares M2G Venture's vision for innovative adaptive reuse projects, the developer says, making it "the ideal ownership group to continue the Foundry’s trajectory as a North Texas icon."

Follow the Money: Black in Tech Challenge Winners, Mark Cuban Invests in Tattoo Care Startup, the WNBA Gets New Backers, and More

by | Feb 18, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
Follow the Money: PawTree Reports $3M Raise, Fort Worth SPAC’s IPO Pulls in $230M, Cuban Invests in Supply Chain Startup, and More
by | Feb 9, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
MORE Buys Dallas-based FB Flurry, Tripling Fulfillment Footprint and Enabling Next Day Delivery to Majority of US
by | Jan 10, 2022
Fast-growing Texas-based acquired FB Flurry, which uses advanced tech to support "high-SKU" clients. Founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Jeff Zisk, Flurry was named a Top 3PL this year by Multichannel Merchant.
The sale of Trammell Crow Center was the top DFW CRE deal for 2022.
Global Dermatology Innovator Galderma Moving U.S. Headquarters to Downtown Dallas
by | Dec 10, 2021
One of the world's largest independent dermatology companies, Galderma's portfolio includes well-known brands such as Cetaphil, Proactiv, Differin, and Restylane. The Swiss company, whose ties to Texas date back to 1961, will call Trammell Crow Center in the Arts District home.