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U.S. Waterproofing Expands Geographic Footprint in the Midwest via Partnership With Foundation Solutions 360

Rotunda Capital Partners LLC

U.S. Waterproofing, a Rotunda Capital Partners portfolio company, has acquired Foundation Solutions 360 (“FS360”), one of the Midwest’s premier providers of residential foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation services. The acquisition of FS360 marks the second acquisition completed by U.S. Waterproofing since partnering with Rotunda in November 2022. Headquartered in Fraser, Michigan, FS360 further solidifies U.S. Waterproofing’s dominant market position in the Midwest, expanding service capabilities into Michigan. Through years of providing quality foundation repair and waterproofing solutions, FS360 has organically grown its service area and will continue to pursue new markets and offer incremental services in partnership with U.S. Waterproofing. The acquisition by U.S. Waterproofing will also enable FS360 to expand its residential waterproofing and foundation repair offerings to better serve its customers. U.S. Waterproofing’s best-in-class marketing, sales training and installation expertise will further strengthen FS360's value-proposition and service capabilities, including expansion into gutter services. Collectively, the U.S. Waterproofing platform will pursue additional complementary acquisitions throughout the U.S. FS360 was founded by Joe Marth, who will be overseeing operations in his continuing role with the organization. “We are excited to partner with Joe and the entire FS360 team,” said U.S. Waterproofing CEO Matt Stock. “Our shared cultural values and strategic vision will allow us to further penetrate the Midwest market as the preeminent waterproofing and foundation repair company. We are excited to leverage U.S. Waterproofing’s substantial infrastructure and marketing expertise to accelerate the growth that has made FS360 so successful. The acquisition of FS360 further demonstrates our ability to scale nationally while providing best-in-class solutions for our customers.” “Our similar cultures, vision, and relentless focus on customer service make this partnership so exciting. We are thrilled to join the U.S. Waterproofing team and be the market leader in our collective territories,” said Joe Marth of FS360. “The entire FS360 team looks forward to collaborating with U.S. Waterproofing to build one of the largest residential services platforms in the U.S.” About U.S. Waterproofing Founded in 1957, U.S. Waterproofing is a leading provider of basement waterproofing and foundation repair services, improving the value, health, and longevity of homes. The Company has helped more than 500,000 customers enjoy a dry and stable foundation throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Fueled by their market leading reputation, U.S. Waterproofing’s services include crawl space encapsulation, concrete raising, sump pump installation, window well solutions, gutter services and humidity control. U.S. Waterproofing is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit U.S. Waterproofing is seeking to acquire other basement waterproofing and foundation repair service providers and is interested in acquisition opportunities presented by business owners, management, or M&A intermediaries. Please contact Margaux Georgiadis,, Head of Business Development at Rotunda Capital Partners for more information. About FS360 Headquartered in Fraser, MI, FS360 is a leading residential foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation services company. FS360 wins on high-quality customer service and a comprehensive service offering. For more information, visit About Rotunda Capital Partners Rotunda Capital Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm focused on transforming family-founder owned companies into dynamic, data-driven platforms able to achieve and manage significant growth. Since its founding in 2009, Rotunda has partnered with management teams to build great businesses within three primary sectors: value-added distribution, asset-light logistics and industrial, residential & business services. Rotunda strives to achieve replicable results by implementing its Rotunda Performance System to create strategic alignment, develop lean processes and create robust, data-driven infrastructures. For more information, visit Contact Details Rotunda Capital Partners Jill Lafferty +1 847-280-1295 Company Website

October 03, 2023 07:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Gutterglove® Achieves Milestone by Guarding Over One Million Homes


Gutterglove, a leading manufacturer of the Nation’s Most Trusted Gutter Guards®, is proud to announce that it has surpassed the milestone of protecting more than one million homes. This achievement comes after nearly two decades of dedicated effort in the industry. Since producing its first gutter guard in 2003, the unwavering commitment of Gutterglove to guard what matters most and safeguard one of homeowners' most prized assets — their homes — has played a critical role in this accomplishment. Gutterglove firmly believes that the customer's experience is just as crucial as the quality of its products. As indicated by a 2021 gutter guard industry report conducted by the Freedonia Group, a division of, the demand for gutter guards is projected to experience a steady annual revenue increase in the coming years. "I am so proud of all the great work that our team members have done over the years to listen carefully to what matters most to our customers,” says Matt Smith, CEO of Gutterglove. “We use this feedback to keep the spirit of innovation alive and well at Gutterglove, 20 years after we first went to market with a gutter guard. We are so grateful that over one million homeowners have chosen to protect their homes with Gutterglove technology. We couldn’t have done this without the support of all the suppliers, distributors, contractors, and homeowners that we serve.” With a relentless commitment to excellence, unwavering integrity, and a spirit of generosity, Gutterglove remains firmly dedicated to its mission to protect every gutter on every home and to innovate continually within the home improvement sector. Gutterglove is an innovation company focused on products, programs, and technology for the home improvement space. They manufacture gutter guards and accessories designed to protect any home, regardless of roof type or gutter size, with both do-it-yourself and professionally installed product options. Their innovation extends beyond products and into new programs and technology that deliver seamless support to customers and contractors across North America. Starting in 1996 as a gutter cleaning business, the team at Gutterglove noticed gutter guards weren't performing as promised. Gutterglove explored new designs, the best materials, and customers' needs to create an extensive patented portfolio of the highest quality gutter guards available. Gutterglove is proud to offer the Nation's Most Trusted Gutter Guards®. For more information, please visit our website Contact Details Madison Baber +1 210-213-2426 Company Website

September 27, 2023 01:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Releases Q2-2023 Penney Intermediate Holdings LLC Financial Statements and Master Lease Store Performance Disclosures

Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust

Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (“the Trust”) has filed a Form 8-K containing the Q2-2023 consolidated financial statements of Penney Intermediate Holdings LLC for the three months ended July 29, 2023 and July 30, 2022, respectively, and related Master Lease store performance disclosures. Additional information, including the Trust’s Monthly and Quarterly Reports, as well as other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) can be accessed via the Trust’s website at About Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust Copper Property CTL Pass Through Trust (the “Trust”) was established to acquire 160 retail properties and 6 warehouse distribution centers (the “Properties”) from J.C. Penney as part of its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The Trust’s operations consist solely of owning, leasing and selling the Properties. The Trust’s objective is to sell the Properties to third-party purchasers as promptly as practicable. The Trustee of the trust is GLAS Trust Company LLC. The Trust is externally managed by an affiliate of Hilco Real Estate LLC. The Trust is intended to be treated, for tax purposes, as a liquidating trust within the meaning of United States Treasury Regulation Section 301.7701-4(d). For more information, please visit Forward Looking Statement This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “our vision,” “plan,” “potential,” “preliminary,” “predict,” “should,” “will,” or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, the Trust’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events and stock price performance. The Trust has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Trust believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. These factors, including those discussed in the Trust’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Trust’s filings with the SEC that are available at The Trust cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Trust’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may not in fact occur. The Trust undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Contact Details Jessica Cummins - Controller +1 847-313-4755 Company Website

September 22, 2023 04:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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September 22, 2023 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Atrato Capital expects more growth to come from UK grocery sector

Supermarket Income REIT PLC

Atrato Capital managing director Robert Abraham and finance director Haffiz Kala speak to Thomas Warner from Proactive London about the latest results from the Supermarket Income REIT PLC (LSE:SUPR, OTC:SUPIF), for which Atrato serves as an investment advisor. Kala gives an overview of how the REIT performed during the year to 30 June 2023, highlighting the sale of its stake in Sainsbury's Reversion Portfolio, higher revenues and a higher dividend target. Abraham explains that the disposal of £430 million in assets at a 4.3% net initial yield was balanced by strategic investments in 11 high-performing omni-channel stores at a 5.5% net initial yield. He also talks about the wider sector, noting grocery sector growth of around 11% over the period, with more growth expected. Kala concludes by saying that despite economic challenges, the Supermarket Income REIT remains robust with low leverage, fixed debt costs, and strong tenant partnerships, making it an attractive investment prospect. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813

September 20, 2023 09:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Janover looking to build off key milestones in 2023 including its debut on the Nasdaq

Janover Inc.

Janover CEO Blake Janover joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share a comprehensive update on the company's remarkable year, marked by significant milestones and transformative initiatives. Janover operates as a B2B fintech marketplace, facilitating connections between commercial property borrowers and lenders. The company's mission is to reshape the commercial real estate lending landscape, making it exceptionally efficient, transparent, and accessible through its innovative online platform, which links commercial mortgage borrowers seeking capital for refinancing, construction, or property acquisition. One standout accomplishment during this dynamic year was Janover's successful initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Market, where it raised an impressive sum exceeding $5 million. This achievement not only reflects their financial strength but also signals their readiness to facilitate larger and more substantial transactions in the future. In addition to the IPO triumph, Janover proudly introduced Bruce S. Rosenbloom as its new chief financial officer. Rosenbloom brings an impressive track record of nearly 27 years in accounting and corporate finance, gained through his extensive work with both public and private companies. His most recent role was serving as the CFO and treasurer of PetMed Express, Inc. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158

September 14, 2023 01:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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XLB ETF: Building Materials In Demand As Construction Spending Rises

Select Sector SPDR

America appears to be on the brink of a construction renaissance. Despite the counter-intuitive trend of rising interest rates fueling an increase in building, the Commerce Department reports a consistent surge in construction spending post-pandemic. Much of this expenditure is being channeled into non-residential and commercial projects, indicative of the pent-up demand generated during the pandemic years. The recently passed infrastructure bill by Congress may also be contributing to this increase in demand for building materials. The need for materials to sustain this growth remains strong. Investors seeking to capitalize on this construction upturn can consider the exchange-traded fund (ETF), the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund ( XLB ), which encapsulates this active sector. Market-Cap Weighting XLB tracks a market-cap-weighted index of U.S. basic materials companies. The fund includes only the materials components of the S&P 500. And with a low cost expense ratio of 0.10%* and over $5 billion in assets under management, XLB offers easy access to the sector. This sector is key to the economy and advisors and investors should consider XLB as a portfolio sleeve alongside other sectors. Building is always happening and now there could be an upward trend. The companies comprising XLB are big players in the industry. Steel, timber, and masonry are core components. Top holdings** are Linde with a weighting of 20.44%, followed by Air Products and Chemicals (7.08%), paint maker Sherwin-Williams (6.88%), and miner Freeport-McMoRan (6.17%). The rest of the top holdings include Ecolab, Nucor, Dow, Corteva, DuPont de Nemours, and PPG Industries. Investment Opportunities Amidst Construction Boom The diversity of the holdings within the fund, ranging from miners to paint manufacturers, provides investors with a well-rounded portfolio within a single fund. This allows for potential upside during an industry upswing. Taking into account recent industry challenges such as supply chain disruptions and environmental regulations, investing in XLB could prove advantageous. The ETF's holdings are well-positioned to navigate these issues, with many companies adopting innovative solutions to mitigate supply chain disruptions and aligning their operations with stringent environmental regulations. For instance, companies like Sherwin-Williams and Freeport-McMoRan are implementing sustainable practices in their operations, which not only comply with environmental regulations but also lead to operational efficiencies. Undoubtedly, the building materials sector plays a pivotal role in the economy. As such, advisors and investors should consider adding XLB to their portfolios, given the persistent relevance of the building industry and it’s potential. In conclusion, the XLB ETF presents a unique investment opportunity that capitalizes on the current construction landscape. It’s a solid choice for those looking to invest in a diverse portfolio of basic materials companies. Now is the time to consider the Materials ETF, XLB, to take advantage of the potential construction boom. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. * Ordinary brokerage fees apply ** Holdings, Weightings & Assets as of 8/31/23 subject to change DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: Website: *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL006877 EXP 10/31/23 Contact Details Dan Dolan Company Website

September 14, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Harvest Thermal's Smart Battery HVAC Wins Major Efficiency Award at CEE ‘23

Harvest Thermal

Bay Area climate tech startup Harvest Thermal has achieved another level of recognition in the energy efficiency ecosystem. Its smart thermal battery won the Consortium of Energy Efficiency’s Integrated Home Competition award, putting it closer to top-of-mind for installers, homebuilders, and homeowners looking to dramatically reduce emissions from homes. The Integrated Home Competition recognizes newly available products that will work to achieve CEE’s vision of a comfortable, convenient, connected home. It promotes devices and systems that meet consumer expectations in terms of interoperability, reliability, and simplicity of use with an emphasis on delivering energy performance and demand savings. “It’s a proud moment for the team at Harvest Thermal to take the top prize in what is essentially Center Court of the energy efficiency world,” said CEO Jane Melia. “It’s quite an honor to earn the recognition of utility experts who must ensure the delivery of reliable, cost-effective electricity that is safe for a livable planet. ” By decarbonizing home heating and hot water, Americans can slash 10% of national emissions and ⅔ of their lifestyle emissions. Harvest’s integrated home heating and hot water solution cuts emissions by 90% compared to gas equipment and lowers bills by 30% on average. Harvest is proud to be recognized as a leading solutions provider for anyone who owns and heats their home or water. ABOUT HARVEST THERMAL Harvest Thermal is redesigning home heating and hot water for the planet. Its market-leading thermal battery system cuts carbon emissions by 90% from home heating and hot water compared to gas and 50% compared to heat pumps without storage. The cloud-connected Harvest Pod leverages software, sensors, and controls to reduce carbon emissions, and save an average of 30% off monthly heating bills. It also supports a cleaner, cheaper, and more resilient grid. Founded in 2019, Harvest Thermal has received support from the National Science Foundation, the California Energy Commission, Peninsula Clean Energy, and private investors. RECENT AWARDS NREL Industry Growth Forum’s 2023 People’s Choice Award, Edison Award for Sustainable Design, Consumer Solutions Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies List for 2023. CEO Jane Melia was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Women of Influence 2022 ABOUT THE CONSORTIUM OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY The CEE Integrated Home is a connected, fuel-neutral, interactive, and efficient home where devices and systems effectively communicate to provide new value to customers, utility systems, and society. The Integrated Home Competition supports this vision through public promotion of commercially available solutions that are simple, reliable, well-designed, and highly functional. It provides a platform for distinguishing innovation in service to Integrated Demand-side Management objectives, including traditional energy savings. The Competition is organized by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the American Lighting Association (ALA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), and UL Solutions; it is sponsored by over thirty energy efficiency utilities, trade associations, and research entities across the United States and Canada. Contact Details Harvest Thermal David Tuft +1 202-494-0813 Company Website

September 13, 2023 12:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Ready Together: Nextdoor Helps to Build Local Readiness for National Preparedness Month


A video to accompany this release can be found here: Imagine turning to the person next door in a crisis and knowing they're ready to lend a hand. When disaster strikes, proximity matters, and your neighbors are a vital resource. From high intensity hurricanes like 2022’s Hurricane Ian, to the extreme heat hitting much of the country this summer, to most recently, the heartbreaking wildfires ravaging Maui, the frequency, severity and number of counties affected by extreme weather events has been on the rise. In fact, between January 2013 and January 2023, 88.5% of all U.S. counties declared a natural disaster, including 95% of the 200 most populated counties. Research shows that well-connected neighbors are more resilient in disaster situations. This September, National Preparedness Month is the time to connect with neighbors and prepare for emergencies that may hit your community. As you prepare your home and family for weather events, build a plan with your community to pool resources, evaluate needs and ensure every neighbor is prepared and connected. Neighborhood network app Nextdoor connects people to the neighborhoods that matter to them so that they can thrive. It's where neighbors turn to give or get trusted advice, recommendations and help; during a crisis, this purpose takes a crucial role. Caty Kobe, Nextdoor's Head of Community, conducted a nationwide media tour providing information about neighborhood resilience, the power of community in crisis moments, and important tips and tools for building a Neighborhood Preparedness plan. Topics that were discussed included: • The latest Nextdoor features and tools that help neighbors stay connected during a weather event • How neighbors on Nextdoor are leveraging the platform to encourage community preparedness and resilience • The long-term benefits of fostering a prepared and connected neighborhood, beyond just the month of awareness. • Anecdotes and examples of neighbors helping neighbors in your region during a natural disaster. • How individuals and communities can actively participate in National Preparedness Month through Nextdoor FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: NEXTDOOR.COM/CRISIS To connect with your neighbors on, download the app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or visit About Nextdoor Nextdoor (NYSE: KIND) is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Kindness is core to our purpose: to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 305,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries. In the U.S., 1 in 3 households uses the network. Nextdoor is based in San Francisco. For additional information and images: Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

September 13, 2023 01:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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