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

Fingerhut parent Bluestem pulls IPO

The Eden Prairie company didn't say why. But eight other companies went public during a busy week for underwriters.

Updated: November 18, 2011, - 09:14 PM

BioAmber files for IPO

The Plymouth-based renewable chemistry business hopes to raise $150 million to finance new manufacturing plants.

Updated: November 14, 2011, - 09:30 PM

As financial storm recedes, IPOs return

Bluestem Brands could become Minnesota's next public company in coming days.

Updated: November 14, 2011, - 09:34 AM

Lyman Lumber finds a buyer

The 114-year-old Excelsior-based lumberyard operator had filed for bankruptcy after new-home construction ground to a halt.

Updated: October 31, 2011, - 09:16 PM

Medtronic gets OK on artery stent

Device is made from cobalt-chromium alloy.

Updated: October 31, 2011, - 03:13 PM

Turbulence puts deals in 'holding pattern'

While mergers activity held up, stock offerings dropped as world markets gyrated.

Updated: October 23, 2011, - 05:54 PM

Plato Learning's high bid won't be enough to snag Renaissance

A judge's decision Friday appears to clear the way for a merger between Wisconsin-based Renaissance Learning and its preferred bidder.

Updated: October 14, 2011, - 08:37 PM

Starboard responds to Regis' shareholder letter

Starboard Value countered quickly in its proxy fight with Regis Corp. Regis sent a letter to shareholders Wednesday asking them to vote for the hair-salon company's nominated slate of directors at the upcoming shareholders meeting later this month.

Updated: October 14, 2011, - 09:20 AM

Regis letter urges shareholders to brush off activist investor

Hair care company says Starboard advocates "uninformed and irresponsible cost-cutting."

Updated: October 12, 2011, - 09:07 PM

Cargill subsidiary gets $150 million investment to build plant in Thailand

PTT Chemical will be the first outside investor in NatureWorks.

Updated: October 12, 2011, - 05:43 PM

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