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

Mergers and acquisitions hit speed bumps at year-end

After the rebound year of 2010, it looked like 2011 would be another growth year for acquisitions. But dealmaking stalled.

Updated: January 29, 2012, - 07:34 PM

Alumacraft Boat Co. sold to New York private equity firm

Alumacraft Boat Co., the maker of aluminum boats based in St. Peter, Minn., has been purchased by Corinthian Capital Group LLC, a private equity firm headquartered in New York.

Updated: January 17, 2012, - 11:16 PM

Struggling Aetrium cuts executive salaries

The North St. Paul maker of testing products is slashing costs as revenue drops.

Updated: January 17, 2012, - 07:43 PM

Xata Corp. COO Gagne leaving in February

Xata Corp., an Eden Prairie-based provider of enterprise software for the trucking industry announced that chief operating officer David Gagne has informed the company that he will resign all positions with Xata effective Feb. 5.

Updated: January 17, 2012, - 08:48 AM

Architect gives shoe store the boot

Designer James Dayton helps shoemaker Allen Edmonds put its best foot forward -- in more ways than one.

Updated: January 05, 2012, - 11:50 AM

People Inc. to acquire Children’s Home unit

The deal ensures that mental health services will continue for Children's Home clients.

Updated: December 27, 2011, - 09:18 PM

Minnesota's nonprofits are in survival mode

Cost-cutting, consolidation and redesigned missions have become the strategies of choice for the nonprofit sector.

Updated: December 18, 2011, - 06:42 AM

Wisconsin shoemaker has plans afoot for China

Allen Edmonds will double in size as it exports its U.S.-made, handcrafted shoes to China.

Updated: December 05, 2011, - 11:24 PM

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

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