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  1. The Atlanta SkyScraper Page forum is very active. On twitter, cbenderatl has some good updates.
  2. Thought this was interesting: Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) has made takeover bids for SPX Flow (NYSE:FLOW) that have been rebuffed, including a recent all-cash offer that valued SPX Flow in the low-$80s/share, or ~$3.5B, WSJ reports. Ingersoll Rand has no plans to make a hostile offer for SPX Flow, and it is not clear if it will submit a new bid, according to another report. https://www.google.com/amp/s/seekingalpha.com/amp/news/3716152-spx-flow-rebuffs-ingersoll-rand-takeover-bids-wsj
  3. Thought I’d share this, but I don’t really know how this would affect the Charlotte area. It seems like Cox has been investing heavily in their automotive and communications branches, so it might lead to more investment in CLT. “Cox Communications inked a deal to buy the commercial services segment of Segra, a privately-held fiber infrastructure provider based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Bloomberg sources estimate the deal at about $3 billion. Cox is buying the business segment from the investment company EQT Infrastructure. Segra’s existing management team will continue to lead the Segra enterprise and carrier organization following the acquisition. It will retain the Segra brand and operate as a stand-alone business within the Cox family of companies.“ https://www.fiercetelecom.com/operators/cox-buys-private-fiber-company-segra
  4. The Fortune 500 2021 rankings came out today and NC (esp Charlotte) had a strong showing. https://fortune.com/fortune500/
  5. Just my two cents on this issue... The bill definitely is not painting Georgia in a good light, and I do feel that it could have some potentially negative repercussions for Atlanta. What those repercussions are...I don't really know. Atlanta has not really received many high profile corporate relocations recently, so I think it would mostly affect new office expansions and so forth. However, I feel that the bill has especially received much more attention than it might have received in a different year because of how frequently GA has appeared in the news recently (Senate races, presidential elections, etc.). On to my next point, I am almost certain that Microsoft most definitely knew about the bill before announcing their Atlanta expansion. In their recent press release regarding their issues with the bill, they reaffirmed their commitment to the Atlanta area, but that could all change depending on how things play out especially since there is a governor's election in 2022. Google, even with all the news around the bill, announced an expansion to their expansion of their corporate offices in Atlanta. They are going from taking 5 floors of office to now taking 19 I believe, and the tower will have Google signage on it. Even with the passing of the bill, the Atlanta area still has all of the features that made it attractive in the first place (diverse tech scene, lower cost of living, good airport, excellent talent from places like GT, UGA, Morehouse, GSU, Emory,etc.). Overall, I doubt that Microsoft would completely abandon its Atlanta campus, but they could possibly think about downsizing its initial scope which is where the opportunity for Charlotte would be.
  6. Would anyone familiar with Duke and NextEra know why NextEra went for Duke over Southern Company? If Duke rejects again would NextEra look toward southern? Southern’s market cap is around 5 billion lower than Duke’s, so I wonder why they chose Duke.
  7. Thought this was an interesting article. Although, it’s behind a paywall so I couldn’t read the entire thing. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/nextera-energy-made-takeover-approach-to-duke-energy-11601422006
  8. I could see maybe in a few years (would still be a stretch). Centene just built a massive and beautiful complex in downtown Clayton. https://claycorp.com/project/centene-centre/ Just look at it!
  9. Congrats to all of y'all in Charlotte!!! Would've loved to have this in the ATL, but it's still great news.
  10. The Apple store in Charleston was open. It is closed because the windows of the Apple store were damaged/shattered during the protests.
  11. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article243528837.html I saw this article pop up, and it surprised me to see Meck at over 7k cases while Fulton in GA is around 5k cases. Are the cases in Meck higher because of the border with SC?
  12. Is NC not breaking down their testing between antibody and viral tests, or am I just looking in the incorrect sections? https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/testing It also seems like NC is starting to catch up to GA.
  13. Portman can sometimes deliver stunning architecture, but more often than not its bland. Cue the CODA and Portman buildings.
  14. New Hampshire-based wireless network firm adds company that specializes in serving senior living communities. Single Digits, the Bedford-based provider of scalable wireless network solutions, has completed another acquisition, this time of Inviacom, a firm that installs and manages comprehensive Wi-Fi and connectivity services for senior living communities across the U.S. The acquisition, said Single Digits CEO Stephen Singlar, will add over 30 more Wi-Fi specialists to its team as well as five more field https://www.nhbr.com/single-digits-picks-up-another-acquisition/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Charlotte, North Carolina’s Segra has completed the NorthState acquisition — gaining a high-speed bandwidth services provider in Segra’s. home state. The deal was first announced in December 2019. This acquisition will help ensure the scale, reliability, and strength of Segra’s fiber network and operations, the buyer said. Segra is one of the largest fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern United States. By adding NorthState’s near-3,000 mile fiber network, Segra continues its expansion within the region. The company’s network connects more than 10 thousand locations and six data centers along the eastern seaboard. https://www.channele2e.com/investors/mergers-acquisitions/segra-completes-northstate-fiber-optic-network-acquisition/
  15. Norfolk Southern sold their land in the Gulch to CIM for 115 million I believe which went towards the cost of their new headquarters. NS also sold their old regional headquarters to Cousins Properties which also happens to be assisting in the development of their new headquarters. I'm also surprised Cousins Properties has not ventured into the Nashville market yet.
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