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By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 09:53
LifePoint Health executives are going to the debt market to raise $300 million in eight-year senior debt for all-encompassing "general corporate purposes." We don't have details yet about the terms of that funding, but the Brentwood-based hospital owner says it might spend the money on acquisitions or to buy back its shares. LifePoint shares (Ticker: LPNT) this morning are down some 5 percent to about $70.25. They've dropped about 7 percent over the past six months.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 07:20
Veteran local wine retailer Ed Fryer — he of 12th & Pine Beverage Co. fame — has opened in a shop in Hillsboro Village. Craft beer lovers take note: Fryer is installing a growler filling station in the space, which is best know, perhaps, for once accommodating Village Wines & Spirits. The affable Fryer caught Nashvillians' attention a few years ago when he opened his short-lived (due to odd state alcoholic beverage laws) (yn) in Hill Center Green Hills.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 07:10
A Florida-based company that a year from now aims to have a network of 175 electronic device repair stores around the country has set up its first shop in Nashville. The franchised location in the 21st Avenue South building anchored by Chipotle and Subway is being run by Susan Wright, who previously spent 14 years in various roles at tech giant Oracle. Check out more info here.
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 06:55
Google Fiber is leasing the office space above Kayne Prime on 11th Avenue in The Gulch, formerly home to Raven Tools, reports The Tennessean. Currently, Google Fiber occupies temporary space at downtown's Fifth Third Center office building.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:34
Discount retail giant Dollar General is looking to build a distribution center in New York or New England that would employ more than 400 people. The Goodlettsville-based company is asking New York officials for a zoning variance and tax breaks to build in Wilton, north of Albany.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:05
Employment services company Thomas & Thorngren has rebranded as Thomas & Company. The Nashville-based company, which provides unemployment cost control, employment verification and tax credit services, did not disclose in a release the cost to undergo the name change. During the last 10 years, Thomas & Company has experienced an average year-over-year growth rate of 12 percent, according to the release.  
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 08:45
Blackbird Studio has named Rolff Zwiep its manager, musicrow.com reports. Zwiep has more than 30 years experience in the music industry. Blackbird Studio bills itself as Tennessee’s largest audio recording facility.
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 07:10
The trustees of Trevecca Nazarene University approved a new School of Music and Worship Arts, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The traditional music programs, the National Praise and Worship Institute and the Center for Worship Arts will move under a single umbrella. The music education program will remain in the TNU College of Education, and the music business program will stay in the TNU College of Business. A release:
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:58
Investors are starting to ask serious questions about the companies lending money to the post-peak energy and agriculture sectors, so it's natural that Barclays analyst Robert Wertheimer and his peers are being asked about Caterpillar Financial in addition to the Deere and CNH Industrial.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 15:36
Giarratana Nashville is on track to close on a $93.3 million senior construction loan, thus concluding the financing portion for the company’s 505 skyscraper now under construction in the Central Business District. Little Rock, Ark.-based Bank of the Ozarks is the lender, according to a Metro Development and Housing Agency letter addressed to Tony Giarratana. The Bank of the Ozarks loan will be supplemented by a $37.6 million mezzanine loan LaSalle Property Fund REIT Inc. is providing.