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Signet LLC Announces Michael Mandela as President of Signet Real Estate Group’s Property Management Division

AKRON, OH. (JUNE 26, 2020) Signet LLC, Akron’s leading private equity investment firm, has announced the hiring of Michael Mandela as President of Signet Real Estate Group’s Property Management Division. Mandela brings extensive expertise in property management, financial services, brokerage, development, and project management.  Mandela will provide strategic and operational oversight for all Signet property management […]

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‘Culture, Culture, Culture’: The Essence of Printing Industry M&A Deals

Read the original article on Printing Impressions here. When printing companies acquire and merge with other printing companies, the transactions can be complex, but they’re usually straightforward. Most of what they consist of can be expressed in concrete business terms that satisfy lawyers, lenders, and accountants. The exception is the factor most crucial to the […]

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Signet’s Anthony Manna: U.S. Deal Activity Remains Steady As China Responds To Coronavirus

Dealmakers are keeping a watchful eye on China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, says Signet LLC’s Anthony Manna. “When SARS came around (in February 2003), China had about 4 percent of the global supply chain,” says Manna, founder, principal and chairman at the global private investment firm. “Now they have 16 percent, and you see this massive […]

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The University of Kentucky Celebrates Innovative Construction Project in P3 Partnership with Signet Real Estate Group

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2019) — The planned transformation of property at South Limestone Street and Winslow Street — what is now referred to as the Winslow Project — is moving quickly. So much so, that University of Kentucky officials, along with the institution’s real estate partner, launched a community and campus-wide naming contest for the […]

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OAQDA Closes on $4 Million in Clean Air Bond Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements to a Student Residential Project in University Circle, Cleveland

COLUMBUS – A new 163-unit apartment housing project in the University Circle area of downtown Cleveland and serving the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Cleveland Clinic communities will utilize $4 million in clean air financing from the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) for energy-efficient equipment to provide a healthier building and environment. OAQDA […]

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Signet Real Estate Group Breaks Ground on $34M Mixed-Use Parking and Innovation Center in Partnership With the University of Kentucky

In partnership with the University of Kentucky (UK), Signet Real Estate Group has broken ground on a mixed-use parking facility in Lexington that includes over 900 new parking spaces and over 23,000 square feet of Innovation & Retail Space that will revitalize one of the main corridors into the UK campus. The P3 (public-private-partnership) project is the […]

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David Mulkey Joins Creative Polymer Solutions as Vice President Of Product Management

Creative Polymer Solutions (CPS), the Alabama-based specialty chemical manufacturer, has announced the hire of a new senior-level executive. David Mulkey has been named the new Vice President of Product Management. Mulkey brings with him an extensive background in formulating polyurethane foam and coating systems, acrylic PSA, and polyurea chemistries. He has both a B.S. Degree […]

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Signet LLC Merges Cleveland-based Finish Line Binderies with Nashville Firm

To keep up in an industry that’s consolidating, Cleveland-based bookbinder Finish Line Binderies will merge with Nashville-based BindTech, a former competitor in the bookbinding industry, parent company Signet LLC announced Monday, Aug. 20. “There is tremendous consolidation occurring in the print bindery and fulfillment industry. This merger will allow for a much stronger position in the market as we […]

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Marshall University, in Partnership with Signet, Breaks Ground for New School of Pharmacy and Graduate Housing

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – In a ceremonial groundbreaking today, Marshall University marked the official start of construction on its new $56 million school of pharmacy academic building and graduate student housing complex on the Fairfield Campus of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The new academic building, which will be located at the […]

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Signet Chairman, Tony Manna featured in Smart Business Online Dealmakers

As principal and chairman at Signet LLC, Anthony Manna owns 27 companies and has a wealth of experience making deals to buy, sell and build successful businesses. But to this day, the most significant transaction of his career remains his effort to bring minor league baseball to the city of Akron. “That deal put me on […]

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