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

Despite drop in deals, dealmakers see strong market ahead

“Good companies are selling for good prices,” one investment banker said. The market’s strength comes despite a decline in deals.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 01:02 PM

Obituary: Sister Mary Heinen of St. Joseph Carondelet

One of Mary Heinen’s nieces said her aunt “was kind of like the third parent, the fun parent.”It’s a family...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 05:30 PM

Tech competition aims at senior care

AgePower Tech Search, a new technology design contest, has selected its first group of five finalists.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Stocks notch record highs in 2013

Stocks soared in 2013, including the Bloomberg Star Tribune 100 index of Minnesota-based companies, which notched its first close above...

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 07:11 PM

How average investors can navigate strengthening economy

Stock markets shrugged off scary headlines to set record highs in 2013. Now economic indicators are finally validating investors’ faith. “We no longer believe that every new thing is going to be the end of the world,” said one of our experts.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 07:11 PM

Eagan-based Transport America seeks $75 million from initial public offering

The Eagan trucking and logistics firm plans to retire some of its long-term debt and equipment loans.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 08:45 PM

Network Instruments of Minnetonka to be acquired for $200 million

Network Instruments will be acquired by JDS Uniphase of Silicon Valley, which caters to telecom networks.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 09:17 PM

CEO Coughlan shifts XRS' focus to mobile

CEO recognized that mobile technology would make his company obsolete if it didn’t change its strategy.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 05:52 PM

Renaming a company is not a task to be taken lightly

Twice in the past two months, public companies in Minnesota have renamed themselves. Company growth or a change in strategic direction can lead to corporate name changes. But change comes slowly.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 09:48 AM

3rd quarter deals report: It's a seller's market

With buyers willing to spend and interest rates low, prices for solid companies are rising. There’s also optimism for the 4th quarter.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 09:02 AM

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