Getahn Ward at The Tennessean reports that UBS is close to committing to 30,000 square feet in One Franklin Park, which already has snagged some other big names. The global financial giant, which has been busy building up its downtown operations center, will install some back-office workers in Cool Springs and also open a wealth management office that could grow to 28 people. Read more here.
Argent Financial Group, the regional wealth management firm that has a number of its senior executives based in Nashville, has signed a deal to acquire Heritage Trust, an Oklahoma City trust bank founded 17 years ago. The combined firm manages more than $10 billion in financial assets and more than $2 million in mineral assets.
Peter Scully, a former leader of Private Business, is in the process of relocating to Nashville an Atlanta company that has built a platform to handle sales of stock in community banks not listed on a stock exchange. Milt Capps at Venture Nashville reports that Scully took over at Community Bank List — the company's brand will soon migrate to BancList — about a year ago and is planning to raise $1 million in capital as he seeks to grow the company's bank customer list more than fourfold this year.
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Local public health care companies Acadia Healthcare and Diversicare have new 5 percent owners, per recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings. First up, the investment arm of financial giant JPMorgan Chase says it has grown its stake in Acadia Healthcare by more than half over the past year. The company — which in early 2014 said it had sold off some of its holdings — now owns 5.7 percent of Franklin-based Acadia.
Also filing papers recently with regulators was San Francisco-based Osmium Partners, which focuses on small-cap value stocks. Its managers said last week they now own 5.1 percent of skilled nursing services provider Diversicare. Founded in 2002, Osmium manages about $130 million. Last month, a West Virginia company said it also has amassed a 5 percent Diversicare stake.
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