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Charleston operating group makes Florida acquisition

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EPI Group, which operates the Post & Courier, has acquired Florida companies, Disability Help Group and Veterans Help Group.

The family-owned operating group established itself in Charleston in 1896 as a single newspaper, which became The Post and Courier. The company now operates in a number of sectors, including real estate, media, hospice care and pharmaceutical sales.

Disability Help Group and Veterans Help Group, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, provide services for veterans in need of social security and veterans disability advocacy. They serve clients nationwide.

“This acquisition adds another successful company to our operating portfolio,” EPI President and COO Terry Hurley said in a company news release. “We admire what they have accomplished for their clients and are eager to further grow and scale the business.”

By partnering with EPI, Disability Help Group and Veterans Help Group will increase its strategic and capital resources, allowing for rapid expansion and scaling, the release said. The companies will continue operating under their current names.

“The resources and support from EPI will further advance our mission to advocate for individuals in need of their hard-earned benefits,” said Ken LaVan, who founded Disability Help Group and Veterans Help Group with Adam Neidenberg.

Following the acquisition, LeVan and Nedenberg will continue serving in their current managerial roles.

Reach Teri Errico Griffis at 843-849-3144.

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