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Moves by Jeb Bush add to talk of 2016 candidacy

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's decision to release a policy-laden e-book and all his emails from his time as governor of Florida has further stoked expectations among his allies that he will launch a presidential bid.

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Ebby Halliday acquires Fort Worth’s Williams Trew

Williams Trew Real Estate of Fort Worth has been acquired by Dallas-based residential real estate brokerage Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

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Taking the Cake: Sundance had pursued Cheesecake Factory for many years

The Cheesecake Factory had been on the white board over at Sundance Square management for some time

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Fort Worth businessman to lead Abbott, Patrick inauguration efforts

Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January, it was announced on Friday.   Moore, president of Lee M. Bass Inc. in Fort Worth, is a vice chairman of the University of Texas Investment

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Athlon Energy sets stage for $300M IPO
 
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
Athlon Energy of Fort Worth plans to go public and raise $300 million by offering 15.8 million shares at a price range of $18 to $20.
At the midpoint of the proposed range, the commpany would command a market value of $1.6 billion.
Acting as joint bookrunners in the deal were Citi, Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch and UBS Investment Bank.
Athlon Energy, launched by former Encore Acquisition executives with financing from Apollo Global Management, focuses on unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. It booked $179 million in sales in the last 12 months. It plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ATHL.
 
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