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The Jefferson Ballroom on Chouteau was buzzing with beer talk on February 13, 2017, as brewers from across the city joined together for the St. Louis Brewers Guild’s inaugural State of the Brew’nion event.

Recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other agencies issued an alert on a W-2 phishing scam. The original target was for profit businesses. Now nonprofits are being targeted as well. The criminals prefer to target organizations instead of individuals, because they may obtain sensitive information on a much larger scale.

Many jurisdictions perform reassessments of all real property located within their boundaries to determine full and fair market value as of the applicable assessment date. Reassessment can occur annually or on a regular cycle every few years.

After strong growth in 2014 and 2015, mergers and acquisition activity for private equity firms in the middle market decreased in 2016. According to PitchBook, private equity middle-market M&A activity (defined as transactions from $25 million to $1 billion) decreased 14.4% to 1,908 transactions while total deal value decreased 12.0% to $367 billion.
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