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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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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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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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Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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Fort Worth payment processor acquired by pension plan group

Fort Worth-based First American Payment Systems has been acquired by an investor group led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’), with participation of members of the First American management team.


First American is a payment processor that provides electronic transaction processing services for more than 140,000 merchants in the United States, and in Canada through its Canadian subsidiary, iATS Payments. Private investment firm Lindsay Goldberg held the majority ownership position in First American.
“First American is at an exciting point in the company’s evolution, and we look forward to collaborating with our new financial partners to identify and pursue attractive opportunities to drive our next phase of growth – both through organic expansion and strategic acquisitions,” said Neil Randel, chairman of the board and CEO of First American.


Closing is expected in August and terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. In the Fort Worth Business Press Top 100 listing, First American said it had revenues of $431.2 million in 2012.
With $140.8 billion (Canadian) in net assets as of Dec. 31, 2013, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is the largest single-profession plan in Canada. - Robert Francis
 

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