In my public relations and Utah marketing work with PilmerPR, I’ve passed a hundred times by the business park area where Ancestry.com, Vivint, TNI, and a hundred other emerging entrepreneurial companies started. I’ve done PR consulting and media relations for many of them. This week Forbes, among many others, reported that Utah-headquartered genealogy software firm Ancestry.com entered an agreement to be acquired by an investment ...Continue Reading → Share
UPDATE: Since writing the article below I asked Todd Pedersen the following:
What’s the likelihood of Blackstone growing the Vivint HQ outside of Utah?
Todd’s answer: “Zero. I’m not moving.”
From my home office I can almost see the Vivint headquarters in Utah Valley’s River Bottoms. I’ve watched with some amazement as this small entrepreneurial start-up has grown into a industry “dominator”–I say that with my best Arnold Schwarzenegger accent. Today’s news of Blackstone’s acquisition of the company for around $2B tops ...Continue Reading → Share