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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Top area CFOs honored

The Fort Worth Business Press honored 13 area chief financial officers today with a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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BMC Software sold for $6.6B in cash

 

NEW YORK (AP) — BMC Software Inc. has agreed to be sold to a private investor group for about $6.6 billion in cash.

The Houston-based maker of system management software for businesses said Monday that the deal is for $46.25 per share. That's less than 2 percent above Friday's closing stock price of $45.42.

With roughly 143 million shares outstanding, according to FactSet, that values the deal at $6.6 billion. The companies said the deal is worth $6.9 billion.

The investor group is led Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital and also includes Special Investments and Insight Venture Partners.

BMC said that Elliott Management, which owns 9.6 percent of the BMC's stock, has agreed to vote its shares in favor of the deal, which is expected to close later this year. The hedge fund had asked the company to consider selling itself last year. The stock then jumped in March after reports surfaced that the company was considering buyout offers from several private equity firms.

Under the terms of the deal, BMC can solicit alternative proposals for 30 days.

Shares of BMC slipped 8 cents to $45.34 in morning trading. The stock is up 14.6 percent year-to-date, slightly more than the Standard & Poor's 500, which is up 13.2 percent.


 

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