Mergers & Acquisitions

New parent for Long Island travel-data ‘Expert’

By GREGORY ZELLER // A data-science and analytics company has added an original Long Island dotcom to its long list of assets. Red Ventures, a South Carolina-based operator of websites including the popular travel site The Points Guy, has acquired Patchogue-based Expert Travel Services LLC (dba ExpertFlyer), a circa-2005 startup focused on flight data and loyalty programs. ExpertFlyer was created by a group of frequent flyers from Long Island, including IT expert Chris Lopinto; his…

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Acquisition a perfect ‘Fitz’ for Lifetime Brands

 By GREGORY ZELLER // A major league home-goods distributor based on Long Island has added a Pennsylvania ceramics expert to its collection. Lifetime Brands Inc., a leading global provider of kitchenware and tableware, announced this week that it has acquired Newtown-based Fitz and Floyd Inc., which designs, markets and distributes branded tabletop products and decorative ceramic collections. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fitz and Floyd President and CEO Steven Baram will join Lifetime…