Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:
UMB Financial Corp. announced it signed an agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Cos. in an all-stock transaction worth about $182.5 million. Marquette Financial Cos. is a $1.3 billion-asset financial services company that owns Meridian Bank, which has branches in Arizona and Texas.
A $2.7 billion plan to redevelop the Brookridge Golf & Fitness Club in Overland Park, Ks. could potentially create as many as 20,000 new jobs in the area when completed, according to the company behind the plan. That would equal 4,000 more jobs than created by Cerner’s in-progress Three Trails campus development.
Saint Louis University Hospital’s change in environmental services providers from Aramark to Crothall Healthcare will cost 100 employees their jobs, according to a recent document filed by the hospital.
SunEdison Inc., the Maryland Heights-based solar manufacturer, has been awarded a contract with the National Energy Commission in Chile to supply 570 gigawatt hours of clean energy per year. SunEdison will have to invest more than $700 million in Chilean projects to meet that demand.
Brown Shoe Co. sold its internet retailing company, Shoes.com, to Vancouver-based SHOEme, the company announced Monday. Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.