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Dunkin' Donuts

Fireman picks up majority stake in Dunkin' Donuts franchise group in Florida

Local private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners (FCP) picked up a majority stake in a Dunkin' Donuts franchise group in Florida for an undisclosed sum.

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HomeAway purchases Florida-based rental management firm Glad to Have You

Austin, Texas-based home rental platform HomeAway purchased Santa Rosa Beach, Florida-based guest management system Glad to Have You for an undisclosed sum to enhance its own rental listing service.

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Florida startup Modernmeal wants to help families eat good meals at home

Chuluota, US-based social food network Modernmeal wants to help families eat good meals at home by providing a website where users can create, compile, and share their own or others' home recipes.

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Creech & Stafford Insurance Agency Inc

AssuredPartners adds Kentucky insurance firm Creech & Stafford

Florida, US-based insurance brokerage investor AssuredPartners Inc completed the purchase of Lexington, Kentucky-based insurance firm Creech & Stafford Insurance Agency Inc for an undisclosed amount.

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David Beckham

David Beckham seeks funding for MLS franchise in Miami

Former LA Galaxy soccer star David Beckham reportedly sought help from Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) in funding his new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to be established in Miami, Florida.

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Florida authorities file criminal charges on three men running illegal businesses involving Bitcoin

State authorities in Florida have arrested and filed charges against three individuals who they alleged were doing illegal operations involving substantial amounts of Bitcoins, Krebs on Security reported.

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Silk Road

Executives of New York Bitcoin startup arrested for alleged money laundering

Charlie Shrem and Robert Faiella, both executives of New York-based Bitcoin exchange business BitInstant, were arrested for money laundering in connection to the illegal drug transactions on an online black market, according to the Manhattan US attorney.

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Ameriflight LLC

Florida investor Pebbles Aviation buys Burbank's Ameriflight

Sarasota, Florida-based investment group Pebble Aviation LLC acquired Burbank, California-based air charter and cargo services provider Ameriflight LLC for an undisclosed sum, as announced by both companies on Thursday.

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Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)

NASA selects SpaceX to takeover idled shuttle launch pad

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will turn over one of its idled space-shuttle launch pad to Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), according to officials on Friday.

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BreitBurn Energy Partners LP

Breitburn acquires Texas oil and gas properties for $282M

US-based oil and gas company BreitBurn Energy Partners LP has announced a definitive agreement to acquire oil and gas properties in Texas' Permian Basin for an estimated $282 million.

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Hoffman's Chocolates

BBX Capital acquires Florida's chocolate maker Hoffman's

BBX Capital Corporation announced its acquisition of Florida-based premier chocolate product provider Hoffman's Chocolates, including its subsidiaries Good Fortunes and Boca Bons, for an undisclosed sum.

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Edwin Watts Golf Shops LLC

Edwin Watts Golf Shops files for bankruptcy

Florida-based retailer Edwin Watts Golf Shops LLC filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

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Miami Florida Highway

Florida received US$156 million in venture capital in the second quarter

PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that Florida received around US$156 million across 14 venture capital deals in the second quarter.

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US Industry

Florida companies received US$17 billion in private equity funding

According to a report, Florida received up to US$17 billion in private equity funding in 2012 while Orlando got a mere US$310 million

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Multifamily apartments

Landmark Apartment Trust of America Buys 8 New Multifamily Properties Worth US$169.3 Million

Landmark Apartment Trust of America bought eight new multifamily properties worth US$169.3 million .

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