Jim Tierney

Home Depot Acquires Hughes Supply

| Jim Tierney

In its largest purchase since it was founded in 1978, Atlanta-based Home Depot acquired Hughes Supply, a $4.42 billion distributor of construction materials and products, for $3.47 billion.

With Venture Capital, Guild.com Gears Up for Growth

| Jim Tierney

On the heels of a profitable 2005, Madison, WI-based Guild.com has 7 million reasons to start off the new year with a bang. Two venture capital firms, New York-based Dolphin Equity Partners and San Francisco-based Equity Partners, have partnered to provide the purveyor of artworks and artisan decor and jewelry with $7 million in funding.