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Redirecting Searches for Acquired Companies

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Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭

Hello, 

 

My organization has purchased three branches of another financial institution, and the change of ownership will take place later this summer.

 

How can I go about claiming their Google Business profiles? Do they need to close them down and have me open them up?

 

One of the branches is: KleinBank, 87th Street Northeast, Otsego, MN

 

Please advise, thanks!

 

 

Redirecting Searches for Acquired Companies

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Hey @John S - Does someone over at the 3 branches have access to the GMB listing that they can transfer ownership over to your organization?

 

I wouldn't suggest closing them down; first would be to gain access. Then once the acquisition has happened request to change the name and possibly reach out to GMB to let them know, if there are any issues, and give them a press release or if the newly acquired organization website redirects to yours you might be okay.