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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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KKR and Legend Productions to create new oil and gas firm in Fort Worth

Global private equity firms KKR & Co. LP and Riverstone Holdings LLC will form one of the largest oil and gas companies in the Barnett Shale with the merger of the existing assets held by KKR Natural Resources Funds with the assets of Legend Production Holdings LLC.
The new oil and gas company, called Trinity River Energy LLC, will be headquartered in Fort Worth and led by Chris Hammack, the current president and chief executive officer of Legend.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Trinity will be jointly owned by KNR and Riverstone. The firm’s operations executive team will be based in Fort Worth while its finance, accounting and information technology executive team will be based in Houston.
The transaction brings approximately 258 mmcfe/d of gross production in the basin. In addition to a large natural gas inventory in the Barnett, Trinity also will have liquid-rich properties in the Permian Basin, East Texas, South Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014.
KKR's investment in Trinity is being made by KNR. Future KNR acquisitions made with Fleur de Lis Energy LLC will not be acquired by or otherwise form part of Trinity.

-Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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