Tucker, Ga.-based GMS Inc., a supplier of gypsum wall board, has completed a $627 million acquisition of a Toronto-based competitor. The closing of the previously announced deal to acquire WSB Titan creates consolidated North American wall board distributor with about $3 billion in revenues and 240 branches in 42 states and five Canadian provinces. GMS Read more
Volantio, the Atlanta-based startup whose software helps airlines better serve passengers and boost revenue, has landed a new partner in India. IndiGo, the country’s largest airline, has become the fifth airline partner for Volantio’s Yana platform, which helps airlines manage overbooking by targeting specialized offers at passengers more likely to give up their seats. Volantio calls Read more
The maker of Peugeot, Citroen, Opel and other brands announced Tuesday that it would open a new North American headquarters in Atlanta by February, adding Europe’s second largest car maker to the city’s list of prestigious foreign nameplates. But according to the French company, this isn’t your traditional auto announcement; it’s in part a technology play, a gradual Read more
BitPay, the Atlanta-based fintech company that bridges merchants and cryptocurrencies, has raised a $30 million Series B round that will fuel its expansion into Asia and into new avenues like supply-chain payments. The investment was led by Aquiline Technology Growth, based in New York. The fund was drawn to the company’s rapid revenue growth and Read more
One of Atlanta’s Fortune 500 giants is leaving little doubt about its international inclinations this holiday season. AGCO Corp., which sells farm equipment under a variety of brands including the iconic Massey Ferguson mark, released a video greeting card with salutations in multiple languages, celebrating its employees and footprint across the globe, from the Americas to Read more
Coca-Cola Co.’s Bottling Investment Group, or BIG, has announced a major a leadership change as Ireland native Iriel Finan prepares for retirement Dec. 31. Mr. Finan is stepping down as president and from his position as executive vice president of Coca-Cola Co. BIG makes long-term, strategic investments to keep bottlers engaged in the Coke system, Read more
Deputy has had a North American base in Atlanta for awhile, but this week, the Australian employee management software firm moved its offices into the city proper as it continues to grow rapidly.
The Japan-America Society of Georgia is seeking 14 families to host college students coming to Atlanta next March on a 16-week study tour.
Ten students from two Georgia technical colleges spent two weeks in Ireland this summer through a new exchange partnership announced earlier this year. Seven students from North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) and three from Chattahoochee Technical College visited the Waterford Institute of Technology, which signed a partnership in July with the Technical College System of Read more
Irish firm Sysnet Global Solutions, which operates customer service centers for cybersecurity and financial technology clients, announced in July the appointment of a new head of sales for North America. The fast-growing Dublin company named Jeremy Coram senior vice president in charge of business development for the region. Sysnet made a splash earlier this year Read more