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ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld


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Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
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Expert's Corner

Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
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Real Estate
Variant Buys Properties Out of Receivership

The real estate company bought 14 multifamily properties that Babcock & Brown put into administration in 2009

Variant Commercial Real Estate LLC has acquired 14 multifamily properties through a court-appointed receivership.

The properties include more than 3,700 units in Texas, Nevada, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and Florida, which were owned by Babcock & Brown Ltd. The buildings went into voluntary administration in 2009 until the creditors voted to liquidate the company.

Receiver McKinley Co. has managed the property since August 2011, and will stay in place under Variant.

The real estate company intends to close an additional $500 million in acquisitions in the next 12 to 24 months, especially in the south and southwest parts of the U.S. The company owns multifamily, storage, hospitality and office assets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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