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HASBRO HAS ENTERED into an agreement with Entertainment One to acquire eOne for about $4 billion. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Opinion: Hasbro’s $4B Peppa Pig offer looks a little skinny

At first glance, Entertainment One Ltd. and Hasbro Inc. make for ideal bedfellows. The former makes kids TV hit Peppa Pig, the latter is...
INTERNAL FOCUS: After Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare pulled its application to acquire Care New England and CNE withdrew from talks with Lifespan and Brown University to develop a unified, statewide health care system, Dr. James E. Fanale, CEO and president of CNE, says the company will now focus on internal priorities, including renovations at Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital, over the next couple of years.

CNE plots solo course (for now)

Care New England Health System’s proposed acquisition by Massachusetts health care giant Partners HealthCare ended abruptly in June when Partners pulled its application, after...
HASBRO HAS ENTERED into an agreement with Entertainment One to acquire eOne for about $4 billion, the biggest deal in Hasbro's history, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro buys Peppa Pig owner in $4B deal

NEW YORK – Toymaker Hasbro Inc. will buy Entertainment One Ltd. for about $4 billion, its biggest deal ever, according to data compiled by...
ACUSHNET HOLDINGS CORP. has acquired KJUS, a high-end ski and golf sportswear brand.

Acushnet acquires KJUS ski and golf sportswear company

FAIRHAVEN – Acushnet Holdings Corp. has acquired KJUS, a ski and golf sportswear company, Acushnet announced this week.Acushnet, which specializes in golf equipment and...
B.P'S CORPORATE CLEANING Co. was acquired by Dynamic Janitorial Cleaning Inc. of Milford, Mass.

B.P.’s Corporate Cleaning Co. acquired by Mass. firm

WOONSOCKET – The B.P.’s Corporate Cleaning Co. has been acquired by Dynamic Janitorial Cleaning Inc. of Milford, Mass., The Nery Corp., who represented the...
BREEZE PUBLICATIONS has been acquired by a Virginia-based multimedia company. Above, Valley Breeze Publisher Thomas V. Ward, who told PBN Wednesday that he is beginning the process of retirement. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

The Valley Breeze bought by Virginia multimedia company

LINCOLN – Breeze Publications Inc., the publisher of The Valley Breeze, has been sold to Whip It Media, according to a statement from The...
CAI SOFTWARE has acquired Casco Development based in Portland, Maine. Above, CAI Software CEO Brian Rigney. / COURTESY CAI SOFTWARE

CAI Software acquires Portland, Maine-based company

SMITHFIELD – CAI Software LLC has acquired Portland, Maine-based Casco Development LLC, adding 22 employees to the company, the two companies announced Monday evening.The...
VIRGIN PULSE CEO David Osbourne said that the company remains open to more complementary acquisitions following the company's purchase of the Texas-based wellness management company Viverae. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Virgin Pulse acquires Texas-based wellness management company

PROVIDENCE – Virgin Pulse has acquired Viverae Inc., a wellness management company that works with employers to improve and simplify health for employees, the...
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Clarfeld Financial Advisors LLC for an undisclosed sum. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Citizens agrees to acquire N.Y.-based wealth management firm

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Clarfeld Financial Advisors LLC, the company announced Monday.Citizens said the...
MEARTHANE PRODUCTS has acquired Virginia-based Creative Urethanes, adding 20 employees and expanding the company into new markets. Above, Pete Kaczmarek, president of Mearthane Products. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mearthane Products acquires Va.-based plastics fabricator

CRANSTON – Mearthane Products Corp. has acquired Creative Urethanes Inc., a plastics fabrications company based in Winchester, Va., the company announced Thursday.Mearthane said that...
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