Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz is the editor of Richmond BizSense, and covers banking, lawsuits, finance, M&A and golf. He can be reached at [email protected].

Boston insurance firm lands in Richmond

A Massachusetts-based insurance broker has settled into the downtown SunTrust Center after choosing the River City as its southern hub.

Local VC, private equity firms making moves

A downtown venture capital company has just capped off a $120 million fund, while Southside private equity money has made a new bet on the realm of construction.

Merging banks find their touchstone

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After hiring a Richmond marketing firm and going through dozens of names, two Virginia financial institutions have settled on their new moniker.

Shareholders sue over Union-Xenith deal


The pending marriage of two local banks is now the subject of two lawsuits attempting to block the deal, part of a legal trend that’s become a kind of rite of passage for most M&A negotiations involving publicly traded companies.

Richmond law firm heads for Williamsburg

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After luring an attorney from one of its larger competitors, a local law firm is hanging out a shingle in the Hampton Roads market.