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Circuit Board Manufacturer Transaction Completed

April 19th, 2011

Acquisition Advisors is please to announce that WestOak Industries has been purchased by a St. Louis-based private equity group. Acquisition Advisors represented the seller.

WestOak Industries is a highly efficient and profitable electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider located in western Oklahoma. EMS is a category of companies that design, test, manufacture, distribute, and provide return/repair services for electronic components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

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Book Review—From Lucky to Smart: Leadership Lesson’s from QuikTrip

January 7th, 2011

The University of Oklahoma marching band—which officially refers to itself as The Pride of Oklahoma—has been entertaining crowds since 1904. QuikTrip Corporation, the Tulsa-based company founded 53 years later, is rapidly becoming the unofficial “Pride of Oklahoma.” Indeed, we should consider replacing our sleepy state welcome centers with QuikTrip stores. “QT” is Oklahoma born and bred, serves all comers well, and makes a consistently positive impression.

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Sullivan “Leaning No” on Tax Cuts?

December 15th, 2010

Hallelujah. And well-done John Sullivan. For publicly voicing concern about the sanity of keeping our taxes on the rich at what are currently unsustainable low levels. I pray that you WILL vote NO and break from the majority in your party. The Republican Party needs leadership. New leadership. Maybe you can provide it. The Republicans will not survive unless it evolves beyond Reagan “trickle down.”

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Fred Russell Knows Value, Investments

October 13th, 2010

In today’s Tulsa World, Fred Russell is quoted as saying, “The value of something depends on what other people are willing to pay.” This may seem common sense but people commonly forget it in practice. They waste a lot of money and time as a result.

Mr. Russell’s comment was in an article that appeared in the business section titled, “Dollar Thrifty Investor Lets Go of 5.5% of Shares.”

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Inhofe’s Vote Needed for Ok Businesses

September 10th, 2010

The U.S. Senate will be back in session starting Monday September 13 and the Small Business Lending Act is scheduled to come up for a vote next week.

The enhanced SBA loan program enacted February 2009 provided a much-needed lifeline to scores of Oklahoma businesses. The economy is weak and it’s too early to allow meaningful economic support initiatives such as this to expire. The enhanced SBA program was designed to help businesses survive the recession and for many businesses, it’s not over.

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