Plymouth Township’s Alliance Franchise Brands has acquired RSVP Publications of Tampa, Fla., via its wholly owned subsidiary, Allegra Holdings. The deal will expand Alliance’s offerings, bringing it to more than 650 locations.
Southfield’s Icahn Automotive Group, which owns and operates Pep Boys, AAMCO, and Precision Tune Auto Care, will acquire Jacksonville, Fla.’s RPM Automotive. RPM operates 10 auto repair locations with more than 100 service bays throughout the northeastern part of Florida. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
Autonomous vehicle innovator Aptiv, which operates a large technical center in Troy, has opened a 130,000-square-foot technical center in Las Vegas, showcasing the company’s end-to-end autonomous mobility business.
On Jan. 25, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter in Detroit hosted its 19th annual Soup City: A Night at the Gallery at the Gem Theatre and the Century Theatre in downtown Detroit. More than 200 people enjoyed a selection of soups and chilis, a display of artwork, and live entertainment.