Patrick Kennedy

Reporter | Business, Research
Phone: 612-673-7926
Patrick Kennedy, reporter and researcher, produces the annual Star Tribune 100 ranking of Minnesota’s biggest companies; the CEO compensation package and the Nonprofit 100 as well as the Quarterly Deals and Quarterly Money Managers reports.

Recent content from Patrick Kennedy

2012 shaping up as a good deal year

Minnesota-led merger deals slipped in the third quarter, but year-end activity points to the best year for U.S. dealmakers since the recession.

Updated: October 21, 2012, - 09:02 PM

Sale of car-care business seen as sharpening Ecolab's focus

Just days after announcing the second-biggest acquisition in company history, Ecolab Inc. said Wednesday it will sell its vehicle-care business to Zep Inc. for about $120 million.

Updated: October 17, 2012, - 09:01 PM

Generational growth at Great Clips

The hair salon operator provides franchisees with resources and advice on transferring their businesses to next-generation owners.

Updated: October 13, 2012, - 05:30 PM

Minnesota business cash fuels Congress races

The state's corporate heavyweights are directing millions to hundreds of candidates nationwide.

Updated: October 06, 2012, - 07:19 PM

Twin Cities home building still climbing

Permits issued in September were the highest in five years.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 09:02 PM

Aetrium shareholders embroiled in proxy fight

A group seeks to replace the board of the small company.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 07:28 PM

Minnesota stocks gaining ground

Most Minnesota stocks are moving in the right direction, and the Fed's action is an added boost.

Updated: September 16, 2012, - 12:50 PM

Index of biggest Minnesota companies rises to new high

The Bloomberg-Star Tribune 100 index of Minnesota's largest publicly traded companies hit an all-time high Thursday as investors bet that the Federal Reserve's latest commitment to monetary stimulus will accelerate economic growth.

Updated: September 13, 2012, - 09:36 PM

Regis discloses salary, incentives for new CEO

New Regis Corp. CEO Daniel Hanrahan will get an annual salary of $850,000, the Edina-based hair salon chain disclosed late Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Updated: September 07, 2012, - 08:59 PM

Obituary: Builder Dermot Rowland had appetite for restaurants business

Contractor, businessman and investor Dermot Rowland built restaurants and restaurant companies, but his real passion was building relationships with businessmen, friends and family members. "He was a friend to everybody. He was very generous and very loyal," said his wife of 52 years, Helen.

Updated: August 24, 2012, - 12:03 AM

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