Around the State
- North Central Florida OB-GYN Associates was bought by Purchase, N.Y. -based IntegraMed America (Nasdaq-INMD) and merged it into the Women's Medical & Diagnostic Center of Gainesville.
- Compass Bancshares of Birmingham, Alabama, acquired Jacksonville's Enterprise National Bank. Compass, which operates 211 Bank offices in Alabama, Florida and Texas, including 23 in Jacksonville, has assets of $11.6 billion.
Prudential Healthcare of Roseland, N.J., chose Jacksonville for one of its four service centers nationwide. The center will employ about 1,400 by the end of the year and will be located in Prudential's existing Jacksonville facility.
Computer Management Sciences (Nasdaq-CMSX) merged with privately held database technology services provider MIACO of Denver, Colo. The merger will enhance CMSX's position in the fast- growing information technology market. CMSX is a diverse computer systems support and maintenance company with 11 offices nationwide.
AccuStaff (NYSE-ASI) acquired Lenco Computer Consulting, a Tallahassee-based information technology services firm with an additional office in Boston. AccuStaff, a staffing services provider, now has more than 800 offices in 44 states.
Regency Realty entered into an agreement to acquire Branch Properties of Atlanta for $213 million. Regency now owns and manages about 5.5 million square feet on 50 properties throughout the Southeast.
The Jacksonville Port Authority got a $32.7 million check from the state for its five-year $100 million capital improvement program.
The Fortress Group (Nasdaq-FRTG) of Vienna, Va., acquired D.W. Hutson, Jacksonville's largest homebuilder, for approximately $26.5 million.
Medical Resources (Nasdaq-MRII) of Hackensack, N.J., bought diagnostic imaging center MRI of Jacksonville for $2.3 million in stock. Medical Resources operates 14 imaging centers in Florida.