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|Archives - April 2007|
|Sunday, April 01, 2007|
The winning strategy
Mergers and acquisitions once again dominate the year’s deals.
By Brent Bullock
Mergers and acquisitions once again dominated the deal landscape in Oregon, with 104 making the 2006 Big Deals list. Though that was a slight fall-off from the 108 in 2005, and deals worth more than $50 million also experienced a small drop, 2006 saw the continued strategic expansion of Oregon companies.
PacifiCorp was the biggest deal for the second time in seven years. Its $10.9 billion sale in 1999 to Scottish Power, then the second-largest utility in the United Kingdom, marked the first foreign acquisition of a U.S. utility and set a record for the largest transaction in Oregon history. But the once highly strategic combination became less of a good fit as time passed. Seeing the prospect of nearly doubling its size in one fell swoop, Mid-American Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of the Warren Buffet-led Berkshire Hathaway, seized on Scottish Power’s desire to sell by purchasing the bulk of PacifiCorp for $9.4 billion.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.
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Vigilant enters a New Year with a new president.
How George Fox has become one of Oregon's largest private universities.
Forest Grove sees growth in the burgeoning food and beverage scene.
Lane Powell Shareholder William T. Patton has been appointed to the board of directors for Cascade AIDS Project, an organization that provides educational services and outreach to thousands of Oregonians living with HIV/AIDS.
Fifty-one Lane Powell lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Best Lawyers) 2015; of those selected, 23 lawyers are from the Firm’s office in Portland, Oregon.
Barran Liebman is proud to announce that Andrew Schpak, a Partner of the firm, has been named Chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for the 2014-2015 bar year.