UBS confirms big Franklin expansion

Cool Springs outpost expected to grow to 350 in coming years
Jun 22, 2015 3:24 PM

First Advantage hires treasury management exec

First Tennessee, Pinnacle veteran moves from Knoxville
Jun 22, 2015 2:41 PM

Analyst action: Avenue, Franklin Financial

Analysts at Wunderlich Securities have started covering the shares of newly public local bank holding company Franklin Financial Network and Avenue Financial Holdings. The firm has given Franklin Financial a 'buy' rating and price target of $28 — up from the stock's current level (Ticker: FSB) of about $22 — but stopped at 'hold' for Avenue. The latter (Ticker: AVNU) is seen climbing to $13.50 from the $11.55 at which it closed last Friday.

Jun 22, 2015 2:26 PM

Harpeth Capital unit helps San Fran fund wrap raise

The Harpeth Capital division that helps private equity and venture capital funds raise money recently put a bow on its work with San Francisco-based Leerink Revelation Partners. The latter had sought $175 million for a vehicle to invest in privately held health care companies. Harpeth's work helped it raise $192 million.

SEE ALSO: Harpeth Capital unit adds managing director from the spring of 2014

Jun 22, 2015 9:04 AM

From the ground up

The Bank Director team had to start over after the NYSE bought its big brother
Jun 21, 2015 9:40 AM
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Lean, mean — with angel investor sheen

LeanKit takes unusual early path to ensure long-term success
Jun 21, 2015 9:30 AM

Cool Springs asset manager adds CPA, former school board member

Cool Springs money manager Dave Crouch has recruited financial executive and former Williamson County Schools board member Cherie Hammond to help him build Aspen Grove Asset Management, the eight-year-old firm that manages about $65 million. Hammond, who is married to media entrepreneur Dan Hammond, also challenged Glen Casada in last year's election for the state House District 63 seat.

As an alternative to product-based financial advisors, Crouch has built the firm’s reputation on intensive management of personally selected individual securities portfolios. Although Hammond will focus on business development in the short term, she plans to earn her Series 7 and Series 66 licenses and become an Investment Advisor Representative within the year.

Jun 19, 2015 9:26 AM

Knoxville CPA firm boss joins Pinnacle board

Exec appointed to audit committee
Jun 19, 2015 7:06 AM

Columbia payment processor sold to Chicago company

C&H Financial Services, an Illinois-based payment processor, has acquired Regal Payment Systems out of Columbia. A release on the deal doesn't provide many details but does make Regal's operation C&H's first in Tennessee and adds the First Data processing platform to its lineup. The purchase of Regal also puts C&H on track to process $5 billion in transactions this year.

Jun 18, 2015 6:51 AM

Search firm steps into venture investing

Buffkin looks to work with more startups by riding shotgun with funds
Jun 17, 2015 7:22 AM