Acquisition and Partnership News--Aaron's Rents, Keller Williams Realty, Meineke


Atlanta--Aaron Rents Inc. has bought 37 rental storethrough three different transactions, acquiring three stores inTexas, three stores in Nevada and 31 in Arizona from ownersoperating the units under various names. Of those acquired, 19 willbecome Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership stores and theremainder will be merged into existing Aaron's locations.-Atlanta Business Chronicle

Austin, Texas--Keller Williams Realty and Wells FargoHome Mortgage have formed a partnership that will let KellerWilliams customers utilize Wells Fargo Home Mortgage services. Thejoint venture will be called 1st Financial Services of Colorado LLCand will be co-owned by Wells Fargo and Colorado Partners LLC, anaffiliate of Keller Williams Realty. -The Denver BusinessJournal

Charlotte, North Carolina--A stock purchase agreement hasbeen entered into for the acquisition of Meineke Car Care CentersInc. by members of Meineke management and two financial partners,Carousel Capital and The Halifax Group. The transaction is expectedto be completed by August. -Meineke Car Care CentersInc.

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